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  • n  a catch for locking a door
  • n  a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  • n  anything that serves as an enticement
  • n  a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  • n  a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  • n  a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    he took lessons to cure his hooking
  • n  a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  • n  a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
  • v  fasten with a hook
  • v  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • v  make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
  • v  hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  • v  take by theft
  • v  make off with belongings of others
  • v  hit with a hook
    His opponent hooked him badly
  • v  catch with a hook
    hook a fish
  • v  to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  • v  secure with the foot
    hook the ball
  • v  entice and trap
  • v  approach with an offer of sexual favors

  • No, they're not going to hook up.
  • They ripped off the best bits of Franz Ferdinand and the Strokes-speed, swagger and hooks upon hooks-but instead of hipster navel gazing, Arctic Monkeys' singer Alex Turner looked .
  • Remember in 2004 when John Kerry got ridiculed for his awkward duck-hunting trip in Ohio just before the election? Theres a good reason why Kerry went hunting: the hook and .
News & Articles


  • Tiger Wood in Philadelphia Inquirer
    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...
  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    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...
  • George Steinbrenner in ESPN
    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."

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