Hooking
Hook Hook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hooking}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Hook him, my poor dear, . . . at any sacrifice. --W. Collins. [1913 Webster]

2. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore. [1913 Webster]

3. To steal. [Colloq. Eng. & U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{To hook on}, to fasten or attach by, or as by, hook. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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