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  1. [noun] a catch for locking a door

  2. [noun] a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    Synonyms: crotchet

  3. [noun] anything that serves as an enticement
    Synonyms: bait, come-on, lure, sweetener

  4. [noun] a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    Synonyms: claw

  5. [noun] a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

  6. [noun] a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
    Synonyms: draw, ing

  7. [noun] a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

  8. [noun] a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
    Synonyms: shot

  9. [verb] fasten with a hook

  10. [verb] rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    Synonyms: overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob

  11. [verb] make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
    Synonyms: crochet

  12. [verb] hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

  13. [verb] take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
    Synonyms: snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom

  14. [verb] make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

  15. [verb] hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"

  16. [verb] catch with a hook; "hook a fish"

  17. [verb] to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
    Synonyms: addict

  18. [verb] secure with the foot; "hook the ball"

  19. [verb] entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
    Synonyms: snare

  20. [verb] approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
    Synonyms: solicit, accost


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