Definition of hook
1. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
2. A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
3. Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook
4. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
5. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g and j.
6. A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.
The song's hook snared me.
7. A brief, punchy opening statement intended to get attention from an audience, reader, or viewer, and make them want to continue to listen to a speech, read a book, or watch a play.
8. A tie-in to a current event or trend that makes a news story or editorial relevant and timely.
9. Removal or expulsion from a group or activity.
He is not handling this job, so we're giving him the hook.
10. A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
11. A curveball.
He threw a hook in the dirt.
12. A feature, definition, or coding that enables future enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily.
We've added "user-defined" codepoints in several places and careful definitions of what to do with unknown message types as hooks in the standard to enable implementations to be both backward and forward compatible to future versions of the standard.
13. A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
14. A basketball shot in which the offensive player, usually turned perpendicular to the basket, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head. Also called hook shot.
15. A type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc.
The heavyweight delivered a few powerful hooks that staggered his opponent.
16. A jack (the playing card)
17. A háček.
18. An instance of playing a word perpendicular to a word already on the board, adding a letter to the start or the end of the word to form a new word.
19. A ball that is rolled in a curved line.
20. A finesse.
21. A snare; a trap.
22. A field sown two years in succession.
23. The projecting points of the thighbones of cattle; called also hook bones.
24. A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end, such as Sandy Hook in New Jersey.
25. To attach a hook to.
Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.
26. (transitive) To catch with a hook (hook a fish).
He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.
27. To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
She's only here to try to hook a husband.
A free trial is a good way to hook customers.
28. To steal.
29. To connect (hook into, hook together).
If you hook your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.
30. (Usually in passive) To make addicted; to captivate.
He had gotten hooked on cigarettes in his youth.
I watched one episode of that TV series and now I'm hooked.
31. To play a hook shot.
32. To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player)
The opposing team's forward hooked me, but the referee didn't see it, so no penalty.
33. To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends.
34. To engage in prostitution.
I had a cheap flat in the bad part of town, and I could watch the working girls hooking from my bedroom window.
35. To play a word perpendicular to another word by adding a single letter to the existing word.
36. To finesse.
37. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
38. To move or go with a sudden turn.
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English - English - hookn. curved piece of metal or other material by which things are hung or attached; fishhook; curve, angle, sharp bend; short punch (Boxing)
v. secure, fasten, hang, attach; bend; capture; ensnare, addict; catch a fish; be caught; be attached; pull loops of yarn through cloth with a hook; steal (Slang); punch with the elbow bent (Boxing)
English - Spanish - hooks. gancho, cloque, corchete, escarpia, gafa, garfio; percha, anzuelo; enganche
v. enganchar, echar el gancho a, gafar
English - French - hookn. crochet; crémaillère
v. accrocher; courber; agrafer
English - German - hookn. Haken; Köderhaken; scharfe Krümmung (Geologie)
v. anhaken, aufhaken, festhaken; anhängen; süchtig machen; mit dem Ellenbogen schlagen (Boxen)
English - Italian - hooks. gancio, uncino; (Pesc) amo; uncinetto, gancetto, uncinello; roncola, pennato, falcetto; (fig) tranello, trappola; (Geog) lingua di terra arcuata; gomito, ansa; (Sport) tiro a gancio; hook
v. agganciare; (Pesc) prendere all'amo; pescare, accalappiare; (fam) imbrogliare, gabbare, (fam) infinocchiare; uncinare; curvare a uncino; (Sport) tallonare; sferrare un gancio a, colpire con un gancio
English - Portuguese - hooks. gancho; anzol; presilha
v. capturar; forçar; atar
English - Russian - hookс. крюк
г. сгибать в виде крюка, застегивать (на крючок), прицеплять, ловить рыбу, заполучить, завербовать, красть
English - Turkish - hookf. çengelle tutmak, çengellemek, kancayı takmak, yakalamak, takmak, takılmak, bükmek, kroşe vurmak, çalmak, aşırmak
i. çengel, kanca, kopça, olta iğnesi, tuzak, kıvrım, dönemeç, kroşe, parmak
English - Dutch - hookzn. haak; ophang-haak
ww. vangen; (om-) buigen; vastmaken
English - Greek - hookουσ. γάντζος, τσεγκέλι, τσιγγέλι, άγκιστρο, μαγκούρα
ρήμ. αγκιστρεύω, πιάνω
English - Chinese - hook(名) 钩, 镰刀, 钩状
(动) 挂...于钩上, 引上钩, 钩住; 弯成钩状, 钩紧
English - Chinese - hook(名) 鉤, 鐮刀, 鉤狀
(動) 掛...於鉤上, 引上鉤, 鉤住; 彎成鉤狀, 鉤緊
English - Japanese - hook(動) 鉤に引っ掛ける; ホックを留める; 留める; 釣る; 魚を捕る; 捕まる; 付けられる; 鉤針で糸を引く; 盗む（俗語）; フックを浴びせる（ボクシング）
(名) 鉤; 受話器受け; 釣り針; 鉤状の物; フック（ボクシング）
English - Korean - hook명. 갈고리; 낙시용갈고리; 휘어진 것; 짧게 치기 (권투)
동. 매달다, 고정시키다; 구부리다; 붙잡다, 낚다; 중독되다; 물고기를 잡다; 잡히다; 걸리다; 실코를 걸다; 훔치다 (속어); 구부린 팔꿈치로 치다 (권투)
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Synonyms for hook1. hooked tool: barb, bill, scythe
2. curved metal: clasp, grapple, fastener, catch, lock
3. sharp curve: curve, bend, angle, crook, twist, arch
4. curve sharply: curve, bend, crook, twist, arch, turn, angle
5. snag: catch, fasten, pin, capture, ensnare, secure, stab
Verb forms for hookPresent participle: hooking
Present: hook (3.person: hooks)
Future: will hook
Present conditional: would hook
Present Perfect: have hooked (3.person: has hooked)
Past Perfect: had hooked
Future Perfect: will have hooked
Past conditional: would have hooked