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English noun: hook

1. hook (artifact) a catch for locking a door


Broader (hypernym)catch

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


Synonymscrotchet


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape


Narrower (hyponym)uncus

3. hook (cognition) anything that serves as an enticement


Synonymsbait, come-on, lure, sweetener


Broader (hypernym)enticement, temptation

4. hook (artifact) a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something


Synonymsclaw


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device


Narrower (hyponym)anchor, ground tackle, pothook, tenterhook


Part meronymclothes hanger, coat hanger, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

5. hook (artifact) a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something


Broader (hypernym)implement


Narrower (hyponym)boat hook, buttonhook, crotchet, cup hook, fishhook, gaff, gig, meat hook, skyhook


Part holonymbarb

6. hook (act) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer


SamplesHe took lessons to cure his hooking.


Synonymsdraw, hooking


Broader (hypernym)golf shot, golf stroke, swing

7. hook (act) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent


Broader (hypernym)biff, clout, lick, poke, punch, slug


Narrower (hyponym)roundhouse

8. hook (act) a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket


Synonymshook shot


Broader (hypernym)basketball shot


English verb: hook

1. hook (contact) fasten with a hook


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunhook

2. hook (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price


Synonymsfleece, gazump, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off


Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring


Entailbill, charge


Antonymsundercharge

3. hook (creation) make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle


SamplesShe sat there crocheting all day.


Synonymscrochet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)intertwine, loop


Verb groupcrochet


Domain categoryhandicraft

4. hook (contact) hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categorygolf, golf game

5. hook (possession) take by theft


SamplesSomeone snitched my wallet!.


Synonymscop, glom, knock off, snitch, thieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)steal

6. hook (possession) make off with belongings of others


ExamplesThey hook the goods


Synonymsabstract, cabbage, filch, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal

7. hook (contact) hit with a hook


SamplesHis opponent hooked him badly.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to hook his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categoryboxing, fisticuffs, pugilism

8. hook (contact) catch with a hook


SamplesHook a fish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, take hold of


Narrower (hyponym)seize

9. hook (consumption) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)


Synonymsaddict


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)accustom, habituate


Entailhabituate, use

10. hook (competition) secure with the foot


SamplesHook the ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categoryrugby, rugby football, rugger

11. hook (communication) entice and trap


SamplesThe car salesman had snared three potential customers.


Synonymssnare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)entice, lure, tempt


Verb groupaccost, hook, solicit

12. hook (communication) approach with an offer of sexual favors


SamplesHe was solicited by a prostitute.
The young man was caught soliciting in the park.


Synonymsaccost, solicit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)offer


Verb grouphook, snare









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