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hook

noun [C]  us   /hʊk/
a curved device used for catching hold of something or for hanging something on: Hang your coat on one of the hooks in the hall. I need to change the hook on my fishing line.

hook

verb [T]  us   /hʊk/
to use something like a hook, or to put something so that it is supported at one end and hangs: She hooked her arm through his. He hooked his cane over the back of the chair. To hook fish means to catch them on hooks: We hooked some bass.
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