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Definition of Hook


  1. A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
  2. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  3. An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
  4. See Eccentric, and V-hook.
  5. A snare; a trap.
  6. A field sown two years in succession.
  7. The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones.
  8. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
  9. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
  10. To steal.
  11. To bend; to curve as a hook.
  12. A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook.
  13. To move or go with a sudden turn;
  14. to make off; to clear out; -- often with it.

Hook Quotations

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I'm just like, 'Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do'.

I have the Midas touch, in the way that when I hook up with a project, I feel, not speaking cocky or conceited, but there's a confidence I have. I learned that from Muhammad Ali; I used to bodyguard him. He taught me about confidence. So when it comes to any job I work, I'm gonna do it good; I'm going to bring it over the top.
Mr. T

Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.

I came up with new leads for game stories by being observant and clever, by using the many gifts of the English language to intrigue and hook a reader.
Dick Schaap

Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
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Hook Translations

hook in Danish is medekrog
hook in Dutch is haakje, slot, spang, agraaf
hook in Finnish is haka
hook in German is haken, anhaken, haken
hook in Italian is gancio
hook in Norwegian is hake, krok, knagg, hekte
hook in Portuguese is gancho, anzol
hook in Spanish is gancho, anzuelo
hook in Swedish is haka fast, koppla, hake, krok
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