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Dictionary definition for: Hook

1. (n) a catch for locking a door

2. (v) fasten with a hook

3. (n) a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

4. (v) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

5. (n) anything that serves as an enticement

6. (v) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"

7. (n) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

8. (v) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

9. (v) take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"

10. (n) a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

11. (n) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"

12. (v) make off with belongings of others

13. (n) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

14. (v) hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"

15. (v) catch with a hook; "hook a fish"

16. (n) a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket

17. (v) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

18. (v) secure with the foot; "hook the ball"

19. (v) entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

20. (v) approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute" "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

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