Definition of Hook


  • a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
    - hook shot
  • a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  • a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
  • a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  • a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  • anything that serves as an enticement
    - come on
  • a sharp curve or crook
    a shape resembling a hook
  • a catch for locking a door


  • approach with an offer of sexual favors
    "he was solicited by a prostitute"
    "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
  • entice and trap
    "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
  • secure with the foot
    "hook the ball"
  • to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  • catch with a hook
    "hook a fish"
  • hit with a hook
    "His opponent hooked him badly"
  • make off with belongings of others
  • take by theft
    "Someone snitched my wallet!"
    - knock off
  • hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  • make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
    "She sat there crocheting all day"
  • rip off
    ask an unreasonable price
  • fasten with a hook
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Hook

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Unscramble hook

8 unscramble word found using the letters hook.

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