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Noun hook has 8 senses
  1. hook - a catch for locking a door
    --1 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb hook1
  2. hook, crotchet - a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    --2 is a kind of curve, curved shape
    --2 has particulars: uncus
  3. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener - anything that serves as an enticement
    --3 is a kind of temptation, enticement
    Derived forms: verb hook11, verb hook9
  4. hook, claw - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    --4 is a kind of mechanical device
    --4 is a part of
     coat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hanger; grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron
    --4 has particulars: anchor, ground tackle; pothook; tenterhook
    Derived form: verb hook1
  5. hook - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
    --5 is a kind of
    --5 has part: barb
    --5 has particulars:
     boat hook; buttonhook; crotchet; cup hook; fishhook; gaff; gig; meat hook; skyhook
    Derived forms: verb hook8, verb hook3
  6. hook, draw, hooking - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
    --6 is a kind of golf stroke, golf shot, swing
    Derived form: verb hook4
  7. hook - a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
    --7 is a kind of
    punch, clout, poke, lick, biff
    --7 has particulars: roundhouse
    Derived form: verb hook7
  8. hook shot, hook - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
    --8 is a kind of basketball shot
Verb hook has 12 senses
  1. hook - fasten with a hook
    --1 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Antonyms: unhook
    Derived forms: noun hook4, noun hook1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    --2 is one way to cheat, rip off, chisel
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. crochet, hook - make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
    --3 is one way to loop, intertwine
    Derived form: noun hook5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. hook - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
    --4 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun hook6, noun hooker4, noun hooking1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. hook, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
    --5 is one way to steal
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift - make off with belongings of others
    --6 is one way to steal
    Sample sentence:
    They hook the goods
  7. hook - hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
    --7 is one way to
    Derived form: noun hook7
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to hook his opponent
  8. hook - catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
    --8 is one way to
    catch, grab, take hold of
    Derived form: noun hook5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. addict, hook - to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
    --9 is one way to habituate, accustom
    Derived form: noun hook3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  10. hook - secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
    --10 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. hook, snare - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
    --11 is one way to entice, lure, tempt
    Derived form: noun hook3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  12. hook, solicit, accost - approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
    --12 is one way to offer
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
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