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Meaning of hook

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a catch for locking a door
      2: a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook [syn:
         {hook}, {crotchet}]
      3: anything that serves as an enticement [syn: {bait}, {come-
         on}, {hook}, {lure}, {sweetener}]
      4: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold
         or pull something [syn: {hook}, {claw}]
      5: a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling
      6: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed
         golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: {hook},
         {draw}, {hooking}]
      7: a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow
      8: a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is
         farther from the basket [syn: {hook shot}, {hook}]
      v 1: fasten with a hook [ant: {unhook}]
      2: rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: {overcharge},
         {soak}, {surcharge}, {gazump}, {fleece}, {plume}, {pluck},
         {rob}, {hook}] [ant: {undercharge}]
      3: make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread
         with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
         [syn: {crochet}, {hook}]
      4: hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the
      5: take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!" [syn: {hook},
         {snitch}, {thieve}, {cop}, {knock off}, {glom}]
      6: make off with belongings of others [syn: {pilfer}, {cabbage},
         {purloin}, {pinch}, {abstract}, {snarf}, {swipe}, {hook},
         {sneak}, {filch}, {nobble}, {lift}]
      7: hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
      8: catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
      9: to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on
         something, especially a narcotic drug) [syn: {addict},
      10: secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
      11: entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three
          potential customers" [syn: {hook}, {snare}]
      12: approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited
          by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in
          the park" [syn: {hook}, {solicit}, {accost}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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