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Hook (IPA: /ˈhʊk/)


Hook (n.)

A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.

Hook (n.)

That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.

Hook (n.)

An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.

Hook (n.)

See Eccentric, and V-hook.

Hook (n.)

A snare; a trap.

Hook (n.)

A field sown two years in succession.

Hook (n.)

The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones.

Hook (v. t.)

To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.

Hook (v. t.)

To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.

Hook (v. t.)

To steal.

Hook (v. i.)

To bend; to curve as a hook.

Hook

Musical idea

Hook

Punch in boxing, performed by turning the core muscles and back, thereby swinging the arm, which is bent at an angle near or at 90 degrees, in a horizontal arc into the opponent; usually aimed at the jaw or (less often) the liver

Hook

Diacritical mark

Hook

Object for hanging, fishing etc.

Hook

Protein-coding gene in the species Drosophila melanogaster

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Berserko: [using a grappling hook to pull off a heist] Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Crook. Stealing's a cinch with this new hook!" - C.O.P.S. (TV series)

Example Sentence (Quote)

"By hook or by crook." - English proverbs (alphabetically by proverb)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Dude, that party was off the hook kid, your girl can drink her fuckin face off!!!!!" - Grandma's Boy

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I can hook you up, though. You name the vice I name the price." - 8mm (film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

"If there's a problem, yo I'll solve it, check out the hook while my DJ revolve it. More on that story later." - Dead Ringers


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