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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 hook
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hook noun [C] (HIT)

a way of hitting in boxing, cricket, or golf: a right/left hook a hook shot

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.

hook verb (HAVE SEX)

[I] US informal to have sex for money
Translations of “hook”
in Korean 갈고리…
in Arabic خُطّاف…
in French hameçon, crochet, agrafe…
in Turkish çengel, kanca…
in Italian gancio, uncino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 鉤子,掛鉤…
in Russian крючок…
in Polish hak, haczyk…
in Spanish anzuelo, gancho…
in Portuguese gancho, anzol…
in German der Angelhaken, der Haken…
in Catalan ganxo, ham…
in Japanese フック, 鉤(かぎ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 钩子,挂钩…
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