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HOOK, n.

1. A piece of iron or other metal bent into a curve for catching, holding and sustaining any thing; as a hook for catching fish; a teeter-hook; a chimney-hook; a pot-hook, &c.

2. A snare; a trap.

3. A curving instrument for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping.

4. That part of a hinge which is fixed or inserted in a post. Whence the phrase, to be off the hooks, to be unhinged, to be disturbed or disordered.

5. A forked timber in a ship, placed on the keel.

6. A catch; an advantage. [Vulgar.]

7. In husbandry, a field sown two years running. [Local.]

By hook and by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect.

HOOK, v.t. To catch with a hook; as, to hook a fish.

1. To seize and draw, as with a hook.

2. To fasten with a hook.

3. To entrap; to ensnare.

4. To draw by force or artifice.

To hook on, to apply a hook.

HOOK, v.i. To bend; to be curving.




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HOOK, n.

1. A piece of iron or other metal bent into a curve for catching, holding and sustaining any thing; as a hook for catching fish; a teeter-hook; a chimney-hook; a pot-hook, &c.

2. A snare; a trap.

3. A curving instrument for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping.

4. That part of a hinge which is fixed or inserted in a post. Whence the phrase, to be off the hooks, to be unhinged, to be disturbed or disordered.

5. A forked timber in a ship, placed on the keel.

6. A catch; an advantage. [Vulgar.]

7. In husbandry, a field sown two years running. [Local.]

By hook and by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect.

HOOK, v.t. To catch with a hook; as, to hook a fish.

1. To seize and draw, as with a hook.

2. To fasten with a hook.

3. To entrap; to ensnare.

4. To draw by force or artifice.

To hook on, to apply a hook.

HOOK, v.i. To bend; to be curving.


HOOK, n. [Sax. hoc; D. haak; G. haken; Sw. hake; Dan. hage; W. hwg; Heb. חכה; Ch. חכי. Class Cg, No. 22, 23, 24.]

  1. A piece of iron or other metal bent into a curve for catching, holding and sustaining any thing; as a hook for catching fish; a tenter-hook; a chimney-hook; a pot-hook, &c.
  2. A snare; a trap. Shak.
  3. [W. hoc, a sythe.] A curving instrument for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping. Mortimer. Pope.
  4. That part of a hinge which is fixed or inserted in a post Whence the phrase, to be off the hooks, to be unhinged, to be disturbed or disordered. Swift.
  5. A forked timber in a ship, placed on the keel.
  6. A catch; an advantage. [Vulgar.]
  7. In husbandry, a field sown two years running. [Local.] Ainsworth. By hook and by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect. Dryden.

HOOK, v.i.

To bend; to be curving.


HOOK, v.t.

  1. To catch with a hook; as, to hook a fish.
  2. To seize and draw, as with a hook. Shak.
  3. To fasten with a hook.
  4. To entrap; to ensnare.
  5. To draw by force or artifice. Norris. To hook on, to apply a hook.

Hook
  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. 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.

  3. To bend] to curve as a hook.
  4. To move or go with a sudden turn;

    hence [Slang or Prov. Eng
  5. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  6. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
  7. 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.

  8. To steal.

    [Colloq. Eng. *** U.S.]

    To hook on, to fasten or attach by, or as by, hook.

  9. See Eccentric, and V-hook.
  10. A snare; a trap.

    [R.] Shak.
  11. A field sown two years in succession.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  12. 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. -- On one's own hook, on one's own account or responsibility; by one's self. [Colloq. U.S.] Bartlett. -- To go off the hooks, to die. [Colloq.] Thackeray. -- Bid hook, a small boat hook. -- Chain hook. See under Chain. -- Deck hook, a horizontal knee or frame, in the bow of a ship, on which the forward part of the deck rests. -- Hook and eye, one of the small wire hooks and loops for fastening together the opposite edges of a garment, etc. -- Hook bill (Zoöl.), the strongly curved beak of a bird. -- Hook ladder, a ladder with hooks at the end by which it can be suspended, as from the top of a wall. -- Hook motion (Steam Engin.), a valve gear which is reversed by V hooks. -- Hook squid, any squid which has the arms furnished with hooks, instead of suckers, as in the genera Enoploteuthis and Onychteuthis. -- Hook wrench, a wrench or spanner, having a hook at the end, instead of a jaw, for turning a bolthead, nut, or coupling.

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Hook

HOOK, noun

1. A piece of iron or other metal bent into a curve for catching, holding and sustaining any thing; as a hook for catching fish; a teeter-hook; a chimney-hook; a pot-hook, etc.

2. A snare; a trap.

3. A curving instrument for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping.

4. That part of a hinge which is fixed or inserted in a post. Whence the phrase, to be off the hooks, to be unhinged, to be disturbed or disordered.

5. A forked timber in a ship, placed on the keel.

6. A catch; an advantage. [Vulgar.]

7. In husbandry, a field sown two years running. [Local.]

By hook and by crook, one way or other; by any means, direct or indirect.

HOOK, verb transitive To catch with a hook; as, to hook a fish.

1. To seize and draw, as with a hook

2. To fasten with a hook

3. To entrap; to ensnare.

4. To draw by force or artifice.

To hook on, to apply a hook

HOOK, verb intransitive To bend; to be curving.

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