There are 2 translations of hook in Spanish:

hook1

Pronunciation: /hʊk/

n

  • 1 1.1 gancho (m); (for hanging clothes) percha (f), gancho (m); (for fishing) anzuelo (m) to take the phone off the hook descolgar* el teléfono by hook or by crook sea como sea, por las buenas o por las malas hook, line and sinker I swallowed the story hook, line and sinker mordí or me tragué bien el anzuelo it's an old ruse, but they fell for it hook, line and sinker es un truco muy viejo, pero cayeron como angelitos [colloquial/familiar] to get/let sb off the hook sacar*/dejar salir a algn del atolladero now he's doing it, we're off the hook ahora que lo va a hacer él, nos libramos nosotros he's off the hook se ha librado to get one's hooks into sb she's got her hooks into him lo tiene en sus garras to sling one's hook (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] largarse* [colloquial/familiar], pirarse or pirárselas (Spain/España) [slang/argot], pintarse (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], tomárselas (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], envelárselas (Chile) [colloquial/familiar], pisarse (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • The 46-year old captain was stabbed several times in the chest and head with a fish hook, the Star said.
    • A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat, a 4x4 truck and a tent?
    • He took out a vicious-looking fish hook from behind his back.
    1.2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] corchete (m), ganchito (m) hooks and eyes corchetes (macho y hembra)
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    • My grandpa had the most impressive collection of picture hooks and picture hanging implements that I have ever seen.
    • Earlier in the trial, a fire investigation officer told the court the fire spread rapidly through the flat as it took hold of clothing hanging on hooks behind a door where it started.
    • There was a wonderful ice-cold larder with big hooks for hanging game.
  • 2 [Sport/Deporte] 2.1 (in boxing) gancho (masculine) a left/right hook un gancho de izquierda/derecha 2.2 (in golf) hook (masculine)
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    • Nobody has trouble putting sidespin on the ball - that's what produces hooks and slices.
    • The wind heightens any spin on the ball, and accentuates a slice or a hook.
    • Too often players subconsciously misalign their shoulders to compensate for their usual hook or slice.
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    • By the end of the round Ellis is pinned against the ropes and Frazier is landing body shots and short hooks to the head.
    • He had a good long hard jab, his left hook and left uppercut were devastating punches.
    • Mike's favorite punch is the right hook and my favorite punch is his left hook, so we disagree in what his best shot is.

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There are 2 translations of hook in Spanish:

hook2

vt

  • 1 (grasp, secure) enganchar I got my coat hooked on a nail se me enganchó el abrigo en un clavo I hooked a ten-pounder pesqué or (especially Spain/especialmente España) cogí un pez de diez libras she wants to hook (herself) a husband [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico] quiere pescar marido [colloquial, humorous/familiar, humorístico] she's been trying to hook him for years hace años que anda tras él or que trata de engancharlo I hooked my arm around his neck le rodeé el cuello con el brazo
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    • She had just finished hooking the last clasp when Loretta turned to her holding up a delicate silver chain and smiling triumphantly.
    • Michelle carefully hooked the clasp and turned Dylan to face her.
    • He fires a grappling hook that hooks itself onto the balustrade of the rooftop garden.
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    • Isabella hooked her arm through mine and dragged me in.
    • I hooked his arm in mine and laid my head on his shoulder.
    • He hooked his arm in mine and slowly led me to the dining room.
  • 2 [Sport/Deporte] 2.1 [ball] (in golf) golpear (hacia la izquierda); (in rugby) talonar 2.2 (in boxing) enganchar, pegarle* un gancho a
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    • From round 3 on, it was all Shields as he would hook, and uppercut his way to victory.
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    • This is done by hooking the ball with the soft swinging motion of one of the feet as the teams 8-man scrum pack pushes forward to give the hooker more room to hook the ball.
    • At this point, the hookers both attempt to hook the ball back to their teammates.
    • You can only hook the ball back with your feet.
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    • To draw or hook a golf ball, you must have fast hands.
    • He shouldn't overdo it, though: The flatter the backswing, the easier it is to hook the ball.
    • If you're slicing or hooking the ball, the divot hole can point the way to a cure.

vi

  • 1 (join with hook) the dress hooks at the side el vestido se abrocha con corchetes or ganchitos al costado the two sections hook together here las dos partes se enganchan aquí
  • 2 (be prostitute) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], hacer* la calle or (in Spain also/en España también) la carrera [colloquial/familiar], fichar (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], patinar (Chile) [colloquial/familiar], yirar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [slang/argot]
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    • If they can capture our attention now, they have hooked us for future years and we are far more likely to buy from their site advertisers.
    • One inconsequential little jamless doughnut sets in chain a ripple of growing anger that hooks the attention of our entire nation.
    • What was it about that cheetah that hooked his attention so?
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    • She began to, but I can't stand women when they cry, so I said she'd better hook it.
    • After we had been on the bridge a bit, we got shooed off by a benevolent old retainer who said "Now you've had a nice look now!" and explained the boss would be down in a bit, so we'd better hook it. So we did.
    • ‘When you gave me the shilling,’ cried Dan, ‘he followed me into the yard, and told me to hook it.’

Phrasal verbs

hook up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (fasten) [dress/bra] abrochar would you hook me up? ¿me abrochas? 1.2 (connect, link) enganchar we hooked up the trailer enganchamos el remolque the two stations were hooked up for the broadcast las dos estaciones de radio transmitieron en cadena 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] conectarse, transmitir en cadena 2.2 (become associated) (American English/inglés norteamericano) engancharse

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.