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1. hook

verb. ['ˈhʊk'] fasten with a hook.

Synonyms

  • secure
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unhook
  • work
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Hook

  • gobbledygook
  • create-a-book
  • undertook
  • undercook
  • precook
  • overtook
  • overcook
  • mistook
  • kirkuk
  • forsook
  • unbook
  • stroock
  • retook
  • rebook
  • mccook
  • decook
  • chinook
  • snook
  • schnook
  • flook
  • crooke
  • crook
  • brooke
  • brook
  • zook
  • tooke
  • took
  • rooke
  • rook
  • nook

Example sentences of the word hook


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
This prevents a spark when you hook up the positive wire that could cause an explosion.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Use pliers to create a hook at the ends of the pipe cleaner segments.

Quotes containing the word hook


1. Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
- Oliver Goldsmith

2. Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.
- Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

3. You fit into melike a hook into an eyea fish hookan open eye
- Margaret Atwood

2. hook

noun. ['ˈhʊk'] a catch for locking a door.

Antonyms

  • negative charge

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. hook

verb. ['ˈhʊk'] rip off; ask an unreasonable price.

Synonyms

  • fleece
  • overcharge
  • soak
  • squeeze
  • plume
  • rob
  • rip off
  • pluck
  • rack
  • gouge
  • extort
  • gazump
  • charge
  • wring
  • bill
  • surcharge
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • curliness
  • straightness
  • unbend

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. hook

verb. ['ˈhʊk'] hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left.

Antonyms

  • inaction

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. hook

verb. ['ˈhʊk'] make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle.

Synonyms

  • loop
  • intertwine

Antonyms

  • abduct
  • glycerolize
  • invest

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. hook

noun. ['ˈhʊk'] a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook.

Synonyms

  • uncus
  • curved shape
  • curve

Antonyms

  • untwist
  • rotor
  • concreteness
  • concrete

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. hook

noun. ['ˈhʊk'] a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something.

Synonyms

  • barb
  • boat hook
  • implement
  • gig
  • fishhook
  • buttonhook
  • crotchet
  • meat hook
  • cup hook
  • skyhook

Antonyms

  • spread
  • fearfulness
  • gutlessness
  • linger

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. hook

noun. ['ˈhʊk'] a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • golf stroke
  • golf shot
  • hooking

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • dress down
  • dirty
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. hook

verb. ['ˈhʊk'] to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug).

Synonyms

  • accustom
  • addict
  • habituate

Antonyms

  • unconcealed
  • ride
  • exempt
  • familiarity

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. hook

noun. ['ˈhʊk'] a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket.

Synonyms

  • hook shot

Antonyms

  • dry
  • cool

Etymology

  • hoke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hoc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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