"hooks" in the noun sense
a catch for locking a door
"wait till I get my hooks on him"
2. hook, crotchet
a sharp curve or crook a shape resembling a hook
3. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener
anything that serves as an enticement
4. hook, claw
a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
6. hook, draw, hooking
a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
"he took lessons to cure his hooking"
a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
8. hook shot, hook
a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
"hooks" in the verb sense
fasten with a hook
2. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
rip off ask an unreasonable price
3. crochet, hook
make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
"She sat there crocheting all day"
hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
5. hook, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom
take by theft
"Someone snitched my wallet!"
6. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
make off with belongings of others
hit with a hook
"His opponent hooked him badly"
catch with a hook
"hook a fish"
9. addict, hook
to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
secure with the foot
"hook the ball"
11. hook, snare
entice and trap
"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
12. hook, solicit, accost
approach with an offer of sexual favors
"he was solicited by a prostitute"
"The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
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