1) a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something
2) a fishhook
3) anything that catches; snare; trap
4) cvb something that attracts attention or entices:
a sales hook[/ex]
5) something, as a mark or symbol, having a sharp curve, bend, or angle at one end
6) a sharp curve or angle in the length or course of anything
7) geo a curved spit of land
8) bot zool. a recurved and pointed organ or appendage of an animal or plant
9) clo a small curved catch inserted into a loop to form a clothes fastener
10) clo a buttonhook
11) spo
a) the path described by a ball, as in baseball, bowling, or golf, that curves in a direction opposite to the throwing hand or to the side of the ball from which it was struck
b) a ball describing such a path
12) spo (in boxing) a short circular punch delivered with the elbow bent
13) sts hooks, Slang. hands or fingers
14) to seize, fasten, or catch hold of with or as if with a hook
15) spo to catch (fish) with a fishhook
16) sts Slang. to steal or seize by stealth
17) inf Informal. to catch or trick by artifice; snare
18) (of a bull or other horned animal) to catch on the horns or attack with the horns
19) clo to make (a rug, cushion, etc.) by drawing loops of yarn through cloth with or as if with a hook
20) spo to hit or throw (a ball) so that a hook results
21) to make hook-shaped; crook
22) to become attached or fastened by or as if by a hook
23) to curve or bend like a hook
24) spo (of a ball) to describe a hook in course
25) phv hook up
a) to fasten with a hook or hooks
b) to assemble or connect, as components of a machine
c) to connect to a central source, as of power or water
d) inf Informal. to join or become associated with
Etymology: bef. 900; ME hoke, OE hōc, c. OFris, MD hōk hook, angle; akin to OHG hāko hook, ON haki

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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