Definition Of hook


(of a woman) work as a prostitute.

a curved cutting instrument, especially as used for reaping or shearing.

He arranged two lines of men with flails, clubs, pitchforks, sickles, and reaping hooks .

a curved promontory or sand spit.

The United States owned the entire promontory of Sandy Hook .

a curved stroke in handwriting, especially as made in learning to write.

Kurtz notes, ‘The small hooks at the end of the "t" and the "i" indicate a writer who is tenacious, holds on to beliefs, doctrines, ideals.’

a piece of metal or other material, curved or bent back at an angle, for catching hold of or hanging things on.

a picture hook

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Example Of hook

  • A good trailer is a hook , designed to leave you irresistibly compelled to come back one more time.

  • A left hook from British Boxer Henry Cooper floored Cassius Clay at Wembley in 1963.

  • a perfectly timed right hook to the chin

  • a picture hook

  • A small coat hook protruded from the wall to his left.

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