- [noun] a catch for locking a door
- [noun] a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
- [noun] anything that serves as an enticement
Synonyms: bait, come-on, lure, sweetener
- [noun] a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
- [noun] a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
- [noun] a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
Synonyms: draw, ing
- [noun] a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
- [noun] a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
- [verb] fasten with a hook
- [verb] rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Synonyms: overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob
- [verb] make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
- [verb] hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
- [verb] take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
Synonyms: snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom
- [verb] make off with belongings of others
Synonyms: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
- [verb] hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
- [verb] catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
- [verb] to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
- [verb] secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
- [verb] entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
- [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