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hook

noun [C] uk   /hʊk/ us  

hook noun [C] (DEVICE)

B2 a curved device used for catching or holding things, especially one attached to a surface for hanging things on: a coat/picture hook a boat hook a fish hookPins, clips, hooks and pegs

hook noun [C] (HIT)

a way of hitting in boxing, cricket, or golf: a right/left hook a hook shotBoxingCricketGeneral terms used in ball sportsGolf

hook

verb uk   /hʊk/ us  

hook verb (DEVICE)

[T] to fasten something with a hook, hang something on a hook, or catch something with a hook: He hooked the trailer (= joined it with a hook) to his car. How many salmon did you hook (= catch) this afternoon? She hooked the shoe (= lifted it with a hook) out of the water.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures

hook verb (HAVE SEX)

[I] US informal to have sex for moneySexual devices and the sex industry
(Definition of hook from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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