1. [ verb ] fasten with a hook
Related terms: unhook fasten hook_up
2. [ verb ] make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
Synonyms: crochet

"She sat there crocheting all day"

Related terms: loop handicraft crochet
3. [ verb ] (golf) in golf: hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
Related terms: hit golf
4. [ noun ] a catch for locking a door
Related terms: catch
5. [ verb ] rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Synonyms: rob soak gazump fleece plume pluck surcharge overcharge
Related terms: undercharge cheat extort charge
6. [ noun ] anything that serves as an enticement
Synonyms: bait sweetener lure come-on
Related terms: temptation sweeten addict bait
7. [ noun ] a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
Synonyms: crotchet
Related terms: curve uncus
8. [ noun ] a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
Related terms: implement boat_hook crotchet cup_hook fishhook gaff gig buttonhook meat_hook skyhook barb
9. [ verb ] to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, esp. a narcotic drug)
Synonyms: addict
Related terms: habituate addict addict addiction use
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2285
11. [ noun ] a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
Synonyms: claw
Related terms: mechanical_device anchor pothook tenterhook grapnel coat_hanger
12. [ noun ] (sport,boxing) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
Related terms: punch roundhouse
13. [ verb ] (boxing) hit with a hook

"His opponent hooked him badly"

Related terms: hit boxing
14. [ verb ] catch with a hook

"hook a fish"

Related terms: catch seize
15. [ verb ] (criminal law) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms: pilfer purloin lift abstract sneak nobble pinch filch swipe snarf cabbage
Related terms: steal booster pilferage
16. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Synonyms: hand mitt mauler paw manus

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

Related terms: extremity fist left right hooks arm homo finger palm intercapitular_vein metacarpal_vein digital_arteries ball metacarpus metacarpal_artery pass
17. [ verb ] (criminal law) take by theft
Synonyms: glom thieve knock_off cop snitch

"Someone snitched my wallet!"

Related terms: steal larceny
18. [ verb ] approach with an offer of sexual favors
Synonyms: accost solicit

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

Related terms: offer
19. [ verb ] entice and trap
Synonyms: snare

"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

Related terms: entice solicit trap
20. [ verb ] secure with the foot

"hook the ball"

Related terms: play rugby
21. [ noun ] (sport,golf) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
Synonyms: hooking draw

"he took lessons to cure his hooking"

Related terms: golf_stroke
22. [ noun ] (sport,basketball) a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
Synonyms: hook_shot
Related terms: basketball_shot
Similar spelling:   hooky