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Definition of Hook

Hook
Hoof Hoof, n. On the hoof, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered. Hook Hook, n. (Geog.) A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook.
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Hook Hook, v. i. To move or go with a sudden turn; hence [Slang or Prov. Eng.], to make off; to clear out; -- often with it. ``Duncan was wounded, and the escort hooked it.' --Kipling.
Hook
Hook Hook, n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. Arquebuse, Hagbut, Hake, Hatch a half door, Heckle.] 1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc. 2. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns. 3. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook. Like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook. --Pope. 4. (Steam Engin.) See Eccentric, and V-hook. 5. A snare; a trap. [R.] --Shak. 6. A field sown two years in succession. [Prov. Eng.] 7. pl. The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones. By hook or by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect. --Milton. ``In hope her to attain by hook or crook.' --Spenser. Off the hooks, unhinged; disturbed; disordered. [Colloq.] ``In the evening, by water, to the Duke of Albemarle, whom I found mightly off the hooks that the ships are not gone out of the river.' --Pepys.
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Hook Hook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooked; p. pr. & vb. n. Hooking.] 1. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout. Hook him, my poor dear, . . . at any sacrifice. --W. Collins. 2. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore. 3. To steal. [Colloq. Eng. & U.S.] To hook on, to fasten or attach by, or as by, hook.
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Hook Hook, v. i. To bend; to curve as a hook.

Meaning of Hook from wikipedia

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- The Hook, or The Hookman, is an urban legend about a killer with a pirate-like hook for a hand attacking a couple in a parked car. In many versions of...
- In computer programming, the term hooking covers a range of techniques used to alter or augment the behaviour of an operating system, of applications...
- Hook is a 1991 American fantasy swashbuckler adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars...
- The AT-hook is a DNA-binding motif present in many proteins, including the high mobility group (HMG) proteins, DNA-binding proteins from plants and hBRG1...
- The hook sword, twin hooks, fu tao, hu tou gou (tiger head hook) or shuang gou (Chinese: 鈎 or 鉤; pinyin: Gou) is a Chinese weapon traditionally ****ociated...
- Peter Hook (né Woodhead; 13 February 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the...
- Captain James Hook is a fictional character, the main antagonist of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and its various...
- In telephony, on-hook and off-hook are two states of a communication circuit. On subscriber telephones the states are produced by placing the handset...
- A grappling hook or grapnel is a device that typically has multiple hooks (known as claws or flukes) attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk,...