hook hook  /ˈhʊk/


  1. (n) a catch for locking a door
  2. (n) a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  3. (n) anything that serves as an enticement
  4. (n) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  5. (n) a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  6. (n) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
  7. (n) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  8. (n) a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
  9. (v) fasten with a hook
  10. (v) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  11. (v) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
  12. (v) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  13. (v) take by theft
  14. (v) make off with belongings of others
  15. (v) hit with a hook
  16. (v) catch with a hook
  17. (v) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  18. (v) secure with the foot
  19. (v) entice and trap
  20. (v) approach with an offer of sexual favors


Derived Word(s)


  1. No, they're not going to hook up.
  2. At Saint-Brieux, France, one Victor Rousoult was walking along the docks where he worked, when a dangling hook caught in the ring on his finger.
  3. Out of their capsules come hook-armed embryos that claw their way through the intestines of the intermediate host and form cysts in its tissues.


  1. Sandy Hook families waiting for funds

    There's controversy surrounding the distribution of funds donated to the families of the Sandy Hook Massacre victims
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WWLP Springfield

  2. Report: Almost all Sandy Hook massacre victims died of multiple gunshot wounds

    24 of the 26 students and staffers killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre last December died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to a new report in the New York Post . Death certificates released Tuesday to the Post revealed …
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WPIX 11 New York

  3. Ulster County Cooperative Extension plans field day at Red Hook farm

    RED HOOK, N.Y.  — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will host a field day program, “Reinventing the Hudson Valley Breadbasket,” from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Migliorelli Farm, Red Hook.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Kingston Daily Freeman


  1. "These are not things I normally do," Woods said of the bad shots. "So I'm not going to be smiling, and I'm not going to be happy. I hit a low quack hook on 5. So I hadn't hit a good shot yet. I'm not going to be walking around there with a...
    on Apr 12, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. "This maneuver threatens to leave taxpayers, rather than the oil companies, on the hook for future disasters like the BP oil spill," Obama said in a statement. "I urge the Senate Republicans to stop playing special interest politics and join...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "He's on a big hook," a spirited Steinbrenner told The Associated Press in a rare interview from this Tampa office. "He wanted sole authority. He got it. Now he's got to deliver."
    on May 25, 2007 By: George Steinbrenner Source: ESPN

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