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hook

noun
 
 
/hʊk/
B2 [C] a curved piece of metal or plastic used for hanging something on, or a similar object used for catching fish: His coat was hanging from a hook on the door.Pins, clips, hooks and pegs
off the hook If a telephone is off the hook, the part you speak into is not in its correct position, so the telephone will not ring.Communicating by telephone
a left/right hook a hard hit with your left/right handFighting sportsHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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…
(Definition of hook noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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