Definitions of hook

  1. To bend; to be curving. By hook or by crook. See Crook. Off the hooks out of sorts; dead.
  2. To fasten with a hook; entrap.
  3. To attack with the horns, as a cow.
  4. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
  5. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
  6. To catch with, or as with, a hook; to gore or attack with the horns; said of a horned animal.
  7. To catch or hold with a hook: to draw as with a hook: to insnare.
  8. To move or go with a sudden turn;
  9. to make off; to clear out; - often with it.
  10. To bend in the shape of a hook; become fastened to anything with a hook; with on; in golf, to drive widely to the left.
  11. To bend: to be curved.
  12. approach with an offer of sexual favors; " he was solicited by a prostitute"; " The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
  13. take by theft; " Someone snitched my wallet!"
  14. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  15. fasten with a hook
  16. hit with a hook; in boxing; " His opponent hooked him badly"
  17. To catch with a hook; to draw, as with a hook; to ensnare.
  18. To catch, draw, or fasten, as with a hook; to draw by force or artifice; to bend.
  19. anything that serves as an enticement
  20. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right- handed golfer; " he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
  21. a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
  22. a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  23. a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  24. a catch for locking a door
  25. secure with the foot; " hook the ball"
  26. catch with a hook; " hook a fish"
  27. hit with a hook; " His opponent hooked him badly"
  28. hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  29. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
  30. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  31. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
  32. See Eccentric, and V- hook.
  33. A field sown two years in succession.
  34. A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook.
  35. The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; - called also hook bones.
  36. A curved piece of metal, bone, etc., to hold or catch something, as a fish- hook; a trap; an instrument for lopping or cutting, as a sickle; a cape or headland.
  37. A piece of metal bent into a curve, so as to catch or hold anything: a snare: an instrument for cutting grain.
  38. Anything bent or curved that takes hold.
  39. To catch or hold with a hook.
  40. Something bent so as to hold another object, as a fish hook.
  41. A piece of metal bent into a curve for catching and holding anything; a square; a curved instrument for cutting grain; a sickle; that part of a hinge which is fixed or inserted in a post; a forked timber in a ship, placed on the keel.
  42. A piece of metal or other substance bent or curved so as to catch, hold, or sustain; a curved cutting instrument; a sickle; a snare; a trap.