Can hook
Can hook Can" hook` A device consisting of a short rope with flat hooks at each end, for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • can hook — noun Etymology: probably from can (II) “barrel” : a device that consists of a short rope or jointed bar with flat hooks at each end and that is used for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hook somebody up with somebody — ˌhook sb ˈup with sb/sth derived (informal) to put sb in contact with sb who can help them; to get sth for sb that they want • Can you hook me up with someone with a car? • I hope she can hook me up with some free tickets. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hook somebody up with something — ˌhook sb ˈup with sb/sth derived (informal) to put sb in contact with sb who can help them; to get sth for sb that they want • Can you hook me up with someone with a car? • I hope she can hook me up with some free tickets. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hook — hook1 S3 [huk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hanging things)¦ 2¦(catching fish)¦ 3 let/get somebody off the hook 4 leave/take the phone off the hook 5 be ringing off the hook 6¦(interest)¦ 7 by hook or by crook 8¦(hitting somebody)¦ 9 h …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hook up — Ⅰ. UK US hook up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with hook({{}}/hʊk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► to meet or begin to work with another person or organization: »a conference where startup companies can hook up with investors Ⅱ. UK US hook (sth) up …   Financial and business terms

  • hook up with sb — Ⅰ. UK US hook up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with hook({{}}/hʊk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► to meet or begin to work with another person or organization: »a conference where startup companies can hook up with investors Ⅱ. UK US hook (sth) up …   Financial and business terms

  • hook up with sb/sth — Ⅰ. UK US hook up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with hook({{}}/hʊk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► to meet or begin to work with another person or organization: »a conference where startup companies can hook up with investors Ⅱ. UK US hook (sth) up …   Financial and business terms

  • hook up with sth — Ⅰ. UK US hook up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with hook({{}}/hʊk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► to meet or begin to work with another person or organization: »a conference where startup companies can hook up with investors Ⅱ. UK US hook (sth) up …   Financial and business terms

  • hook — ▪ I. hook hook 1 [hʊk] verb [transitive] 1. informal to succeed in attracting someone: • These tactics have helped hook such big clients as Coca Cola. 2. to connect one piece of electronic equipment to another piece of equipment or to an… …   Financial and business terms

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