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  • EN [ hʊk]
  • US [ hʊk]

English definition


  • 1. a catch for locking a door

  • 2. a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

  • 3. anything that serves as an enticement

  • 4. a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

  • 5. a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

  • 6. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;

    • "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
  • 7. a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

  • 8. a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket


  • 1. fasten with a hook

  • 2. rip off; ask an unreasonable price

  • 3. make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle;

    • "She sat there crocheting all day"
  • 4. hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

  • 5. take by theft;

    • "Someone snitched my wallet!"
  • 6. make off with belongings of others

  • 7. hit with a hook;

    • "His opponent hooked him badly"
  • 8. catch with a hook;

    • "hook a fish"
  • 9. to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

  • 10. secure with the foot;

    • "hook the ball"
  • 11. entice and trap;

    • "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
  • 12. approach with an offer of sexual favors;

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

Example sentences

  • The driveway makes a hook around an old tree.

  • He had made me wretchedly conscious of my shortcomings; that is how he had me on the hook.

  • My assent is given with a hook at the end.

  • My button hook won't clasp.

  • The blacksmith forged a bar of iron into a hook.

  • Hook the rope over that nail.

  • Hook the window when you come in.

  • He delivered a right hook to his opponent's jaw.

  • He counted on his friends to get him off the hook.

  • I'll get her to marry me, by hook or by crook.

  • Hang your coat on the hook.

  • As the fish snaps at the bait, it gets caught on the hook.

  • He hangs up his scarf on the hook behind the door.

  • All the speakers hook up to a single amplifier.

  • When a fish bites the hook, the float bobs.

  • Hang your coat up on the hook.

  • The theory that personality is determined by our biology neatly lets everyone off the hook.

  • Lewis desperately needs to keep clear of Ruddock's big left hook.

  • He disconnected the IV bottle from the overhead hook.

  • One of his jackets hung from a hook.

  • His creative process involves holing up in his Paris flat with the phone off the hook.

  • The film "Hook" opens across America on December 11.

  • He felt a fish pull at his hook.

  • His opponents have no intention of letting him off the hook until he agrees to leave office immediately.

  • He baited his hook with pie.

  • We fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

  • Eager to hook into a career but can't find one right for you?

  • Government officials accused of bribery and corruption get off the hook with monotonous regularity.

Phrase collocation

  • hook up

    To assemble or wire (a mechanism).

    To connect a mechanism and a source of power.

    &I{Slang} To form a tie or connection

    • hooked up with the wrong crowd.

  • get one's hooks into

    (informal)get hold of

    • they were going to move out rather than let Mel get his hooks into them.

  • get (或 give someone) the hook

    (N. Amer. informal)be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

  • hook, line, and sinker

    used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked

    • he fell hook, line, and sinker for this year's April Fool joke.

  • off the hook

    (informal)no longer in difficulty or trouble

    • I lied to get him off the hook.

    (of a telephone receiver) not on its rest, and so preventing incoming calls

  • on the hook for

    (N. Amer. informal)(in a financial context) responsible for

    • he's on the hook for about $9.5 million.

  • on one's own hook

    (informal, dated, chiefly US)on one's own account; by oneself

  • sling one's hook

    [usu. in imperative](Brit. informal)leave; go away

  • hook someone/thing up (或 hook up)

    link or be linked to electronic equipment

    • Ali was hooked up to an electrocardiograph.

  • by hook or by crook

    By whatever means possible, fair or unfair.

  • get the hook&I{【俚语】}

    To be unceremoniously dismissed or terminated.

  • hook, line, and sinker【非正式用语】

    Without reservation; completely

    • swallowed the excuse hook, line, and sinker.

  • off the hook【非正式用语】

    Freed, as from blame or a vexatious obligation

    • let me off the hook with a mild reprimand.

  • on (one's) own hook

    By one's own efforts.


  • air hook

    • His air hook is stopped up with a cold.

  • get somebody off the hook

    • He falls for Uona and winds up trying to get her off the hook.

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