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hook British & World English

A piece of metal or other hard material curved or bent back at an angle, for catching hold of or hanging things on

hook English Thesaurus

she hung her jacket on the hook

hook up British & World English

Link or be linked to electronic equipment

hook-up British & World English

A connection or link, especially to mains electricity or for communications or broadcasting equipment

cant hook British & World English

A hinged metal hook at the end of a long handle, used for gripping and rolling logs

hook nose British & World English

A prominent aquiline nose

hook shot British & World English

A twisting shot started with the player’s back to the basket, and completed as they pivot round towards the basket

pot-hook British & World English

A hook used for hanging a pot over a hearth or for lifting a hot pot

Red Hook British & World English

An industrial port section of Brooklyn in New York City, on New York Bay, across from Governor’s Island

snap hook British & World English

A hook with a spring allowing the entrance but preventing the escape of a cord, link, etc.

wool hook British & World English

A hook used to manoeuvre a bale of wool

hook-shaped British & World English

Curved like a hook

Sandy Hook British & World English

A peninsula in northeastern New Jersey that separates Raritan Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, south of New York City

screw hook British & World English

A hook with a point and thread for fastening it to woodwork

pruning hook British & World English

A cutting tool used for pruning, consisting of a hooked blade on a long handle

grappling hook British & World English

A device with iron claws, attached to a rope and used for dragging or grasping

get the hook British & World English

Be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

off the hook British & World English

No longer in difficulty or trouble

hook and eye British & World English

A small metal hook and loop used together as a fastener on a garment

hook someone/thing up in hook up British & World English

Link or be linked to electronic equipment

on the hook for British & World English

(In a financial context) responsible for

Hook of Holland British & World English

A cape and port of the Netherlands, near The Hague, linked by ferry to Harwich, Hull, and Dublin

Hook of Holland New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cape and port of the Netherlands;

hook, line, and sinker British & World English

Used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked

ring off the hook British & World English

(Of a telephone) be constantly ringing due to a large number of incoming calls

by hook or by crook British & World English

By any possible means

hook-and-ladder truck British & World English

A fire engine that carries extension ladders and other firefighting and rescue equipment

hook someone/thing up in hook British & World English

Link or be linked to electronic equipment

hook up in hook British & World English

(Of two people) meet or form a relationship

skyhook British & World English

A small flattened hook, with an eye for attaching a rope, fixed temporarily into a rock face

billhook British & World English

A tool having a sickle-shaped blade with a sharp inner edge, used for pruning or lopping branches or other vegetation

boathook British & World English

A long pole with a hook and a spike at one end, used for fending off or pulling a boat

fish hook in hook British & World English

A bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish

hookbait British & World English

Bait attached to a hook for fishing (as distinct from groundbait)

meathook British & World English

A sharp metal hook of a kind used to hang meat carcasses and joints

get the hook in hook British & World English

Be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job

off the hook in hook British & World English

No longer in difficulty or trouble

buttonhook British & World English

A small hook with a long handle for fastening tight buttons (often formerly on buttoned boots)

hook, line, and sinker in hook British & World English

Used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked


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