Complete Definition of "hook"

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Pronunciation
IPA|hʊk
audio|en-us-hook.ogg|Audio (US)
:* Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ʊk|-ʊk

Noun
Image:Blue_lifting_hook.jpg|thumb|A hook on a construction crane
Image:Kickboxing_right_hook_landing.jpg|thumb|A right hook (kickboxing)
en-noun

  1. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
  2. A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
  3. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g and j.
  4. A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.

#: The song's hook snared me.

  1. A short punchy opening sentence intended to draw the reader or viewer into a book or play.

#* "Last night I dreamed I went to Manderlay again." 1939 Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier.

  1. cricket A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
  2. baseball A curveball.

#: He threw a hook in the dirt.

  1. software Features, definitions, or codings that enable future enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily.

#: ''We've added "user-defined" codepoints in several places and careful definitions of what to do with unknown message types as hooks in the standard to enable implementations to be both backward and forward compatible to future versions of the standard.

  1. golf A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
  2. boxing A type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc.

#: The heavyweight delivered a few powerful hooks that staggered his opponent.

  1. slang A jack (the playing card)

Translations
trans-top|rod bent into a curved shape
Bulgarian: кука (kúka) f
Catalan: garfi m
Czech: hák m, háček m (little hook)
Danish: krog c, knage c, hage c
Dutch: haak
Finnish: koukku
French: crochet m, agrafe f (as in "hook and eye"), hameçon m (for fishing)
German: Haken m
Interlingua: croc, uncino (as in "wall hook", "hook and eye" etc.), hamo (for fishing)
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Italian: gancio m, gancetto m (as in "hook and eye"), amo m (for fishing)
Korean: 갈고리 (galgori)
Persian: قلاب، چنگك، جا لباسي(qollâb,changak, jâ lebâsi)
Portuguese: gancho m
Romanian: cârlig n
Russian: крюк (kr'uk) m, крючок (kr'učók) m
Spanish: gancho m
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trans-top|fishhook
Czech: háček m
Danish: krog c
Dutch: haak
Finnish: ongenkoukku, koukku
Italian: uncino
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Korean: 낚시 (nakksi)
Persian: قلاب ماهيگيري(qolâb mâhigiri)
Portuguese: anzol m
Russian: крючок (kr'učók) m
Spanish: anzuelo
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trans-top|loop shaped like a hook under certain letters
Finnish: koukku
Portuguese: volta f
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Russian: крючок (kr'učók) m, хвостик (χvóstik) m
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trans-top|catchy musical phrase
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trans-top|short opening sentence
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trans-top|type of cricket shot
Danish: hook
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trans-top|curveball
Finnish: kierre
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trans-top|software feature
trans-mid
Russian: хук (χuk) m
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trans-top|golf shot that curves unintentionally
Danish: hook
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trans-top|type of boxing punch
Danish: hook
Finnish: koukku
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Portuguese: ganhco m
Russian: хук (χuk) m
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ttbc|Albanian: grep m
ttbc|Basque: amu, kako
ttbc|Catalan: ganxo m
ttbc|Croatian: kuka f
ttbc|Esperanto: hoko, krampo
ttbc|Hungarian: horog, kampó
ttbc|Ido: hoko
ttbc|Latin: hamus m
ttbc|Sardinian: ganciu m, amu m
ttbc|Telugu: కొక్కెం (kokkeM)
ttbc|Tok Pisin: huk
ttbc|Turkish: kanca n

References

Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To attach a hook to.

#: Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.

  1. transitiveTo catch with a hook (hook a fish).

#: He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.

  1. transitiveTo connect (hook into, hook together).

#: If you hook your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.

  1. hook up: To meet.

#: You guys go ahead to the fair, and we'll hook up with you later.

  1. hook up: slang To have sexual intercourse with.

#: She got wasted at the party and ended up hooking up with her ex.

  1. (Usually in passive) To make addicted (I'm hooked).

#: He had gotten hooked on cigarettes in his youth.

  1. context|Cricket To play a hook shot.
  2. context|ice hockey|hockey To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player)

#: The opposing team's forward hooked me, but the referee didn't see it, so no penalty.

  1. context|intransitive|slang To engage in prostitution.

#: I had a cheap flat in the bad part of town, and I could watch the working girls hooking from my bedroom window.

Translations

Translations
trans-top|To attach a hook to sthg
Dutch: haken
Danish: hænge
Finnish: kiinnittää koukku
French: accrocher
German: haken
Spanish: enganchar
trans-mid
Italian: agganciare
Persian: گير دادن قلاب، آويزان كردن (gir dâdaneh qollâb, âvizân kardan)
Portuguese: enganchar
Romanian: agăţa
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trans-top|To catch with a hook
Danish: få på krogen, få til at bide på
Dutch: aan de haak slaan
Finnish: saada koukku|koukkuun
French: attraper
German: haken
Interlingua: prender al hamo
Italian: prendere all'amo
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Korean: 낚다 (nakkda)
Persian: به قلاب انداختن(beh qollâb andâkhtan)
Portuguese: fisgar
Romanian: agăţa
Spanish: enganchar
Tok Pisin: hukim
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trans-top|To connect
Danish: koble
Dutch: in elkaar haken
Finnish: kytkeä
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German: einhaken
Persian: به قلاب وصل كردن(beh qollâb vasl kardan)
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trans-top|To meet
Dutch: ontmoeten, treffen
Finnish: etsiä käsi|käsiinsä
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German: anschliessen
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trans-top|To make addicted
Dutch: verslaven
Finnish: tehdä riippuvainen|riippuvaiseksi
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Spanish: enganchar
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trans-top|An ice hockey term
Finnish: koukkia
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Catalan: enganxar
ttbc|French: prendre

See also
grappling hook
hooker
w:hook|Wikipedia article on hook
hook shot
hook, line and sinker

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