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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 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

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

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.

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

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

hook-shaped British & World English

Curved like a hook

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 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

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 in hook British & World English

(In a financial context) responsible for

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

ring off the hook in ring2 British & World English

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

ring off the hook British & World English

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

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

Used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked

hook, line, and sinker British & World English

Used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked

hook-and-ladder truck British & World English

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

by hook or by crook British & World English

By any possible means

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

skyhook British & World English

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

buttonhook British & World English

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

hook English Thesaurus

she hung her jacket on the hook

hook English-Spanish

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