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Definition 1: a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent - [noun denoting act]

(hook is a kind of ...) (boxing) a blow with the fist

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

(... is a kind of hook ) a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing

Definition 2: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took lessons to cure his hooking

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Definition 3: a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) throwing the basketball toward the hoop

"his shot hit the rim and bounced out"

Definition 4: a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something - [noun denoting artifact]

(hook is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of hook ) a hook that is imagined to be suspended from the sky

(... is a kind of hook ) a strong pointed hook from which the carcasses of animals are hung

(... is a kind of hook ) a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting

(... is a kind of hook ) an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish

(... is a kind of hook ) a sharp barbed hook for catching fish

(... is a kind of hook ) hook (usually on the underside of a shelf) for hanging cups

(... is a kind of hook ) a small tool or hooklike implement

(... is a kind of hook ) a hook for pulling a button through a buttonhole

(... is a kind of hook ) pole-handled hook used to pull or push boats

(hook is a part of ...) a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

Definition 5: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of hook ) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

(... is a kind of hook ) an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire

(... is a kind of hook ) one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter

(... is part of hook) a hanger that is shaped like a person's shoulders and used to hang garments on

(... is part of hook) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

Definition 6: a catch for locking a door - [noun denoting artifact]

(hook is a kind of ...) a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window

Definition 7: anything that serves as an enticement - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

Definition 8: a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of hook ) (biology) any hook-shaped process or part

Definition 9: approach with an offer of sexual favors - [verb of communication]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was solicited by a prostitute
  • The young man was caught soliciting in the park

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) make available or accessible, provide or furnish

"The conference center offers a health spa" "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

(hook has a similar meaning as ...) entice and trap

"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

Definition 10: entice and trap - [verb of communication]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car salesman had snared three potential customers

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

"He lured me into temptation"

(hook has a similar meaning as ...) approach with an offer of sexual favors

"he was solicited by a prostitute" "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

Definition 11: secure with the foot - [verb of competition]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hook the ball

(hook is a kind of ...) shoot or hit in a particular manner

"She played a good backhand last night"

(hook belongs to category ...) a form of football played with an oval ball

Definition 12: to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug) - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) make psychologically or physically used (to something)

"She became habituated to the background music"

(hook implies ...) take or consume (regularly or habitually)

"She uses drugs rarely"

Definition 13: fasten with a hook - [verb of contact]

(hook is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Definition 14: catch with a hook - [verb of contact]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hook a fish

(hook is a kind of ...) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

(... is a kind of hook ) hook by a pull on the line

"strike a fish"

Definition 15: hit with a hook - [verb of contact]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His opponent hooked him badly

(hook is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

(hook belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 16: hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left - [verb of contact]

(hook is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(hook belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Definition 17: make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle - [verb of creation]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She sat there crocheting all day

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) make a loop in

"loop a rope"

(hook has a similar meaning as ...) create by looping or crocheting

"crochet a bedspread"

(hook belongs to category ...) a craft that requires skillful hands

Definition 18: make off with belongings of others - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 19: take by theft - [verb of possession]

Samples where hook or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Someone snitched my wallet!

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 20: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for hook in the sense of this definition

(hook is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of hook ) obtain by coercion or intimidation

"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

(hook implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

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