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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


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


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


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


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

SamplesShe sat there crocheting all day.


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)


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.


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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