Definition of 'hook'
- a catch for locking a door
- a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
- anything that serves as an enticement
Synonyms: bait come-on lure sweetener
- a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
- a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
- a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
Synonyms: draw hooking
- a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
- a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
Synonyms: hook shot
- fasten with a hook
- rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Synonyms: overcharge soak surcharge gazump fleece plume pluck rob
- make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
- hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
- take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
Synonyms: snitch thieve cop knock off glom
- make off with belongings of others
Synonyms: pilfer cabbage purloin pinch abstract snarf swipe sneak filch nobble lift
- hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
- catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
- to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
- secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
- entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
- approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
Synonyms: solicit accost