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  Words related to hook

Related / Similar Words: hook shot, draw, hooking, claw, bait, come-on, lure, sweetener, crotchet, solicit, accost, snare, addict, crochet, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom

 

Definition:
  • a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket;
  • 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 tooks 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;
  • a catch for locking a door;
  • anything that serves as an enticement;
  • a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook;
  • 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);
  • fasten with a hook;
  • catch with a hook; "hook a fish";
  • hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly";
  • 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";
  • make off with belongings of others;
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price;
  • take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!";

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    See Also: hook up

     

    Hyponyms: roundhouse, boat hook, buttonhook, crotchet, cup hook, fishhook, gaff, gig, meat hook, skyhook, anchor, ground tackle, pothook, tenterhook, uncus, seize, extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

     

    Grouped Verbs: snare, solicit, accost, crochet

     

    Entailments: use, habituate, charge, bill

     

    Part Meronyms: coat hanger, clothes hanger, dress hanger, grapnel, grapple, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron

     

    Derivational Morphology: crochet, sweeten, entice, lure, tempt, snare, addict, bait, solicitation, allurement, trap, come-on, sweetener, addiction, dependence, dependency, habituation, nut, freak, junkie, junky, claw, draw, hooking, hooker, crocheting, booster, shoplifter, lifter, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum, sneak thief, pilferer, snitcher, pilferage, overcharge, larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing

     

    Language Translations:
    Bulgarian: кука   Catalan: garfi  
    Danish: få på krogen and krog   Dutch: aan de haak slaan and haak  
    Finnish: koukku and ongenkoukku and saada   French: attraper and crochet  
    German: Haken   Hungarian: horog  
    Interlingua: croc and prender   Italian: gancio and prendere and uncino  
    Japanese: フック and 釣り針   Korean: 낚다 and 낚시 and 갈고리  
    Persian: قلاب ماهيگيري and قلاب، چنگك، جا لباسي and به قلاب انداختن   Portuguese: anzol and fisgar and gancho  
    Romanian: agăţa and cârlig   Russian: крюк and крючок  
    Spanish: anzuelo and enganchar and gancho  
     
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