I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hōc; akin to Middle Dutch hoec fishhook, corner, Lithuanian kengė hook Date: before 12th century 1. a. a curved or bent device for catching, holding, or pulling b. something intended to attract and ensnare c. anchor 1 2. something curved or bent like a hook; especially plural fingers 3. a flight or course of a ball that deviates from straight in a direction opposite to the dominant hand of the player propelling it; also a ball following such a course — compare slice 4. a short blow delivered with a circular motion by a boxer while the elbow remains bent and rigid 5. hook shot 6. buttonhook 7. quick or summary removal — used with get or give <
the pitcher got the hook after giving up three runs
8. a device especially in music or writing that catches the attention 9. a selling point or marketing scheme 10. cradle 1b(2) II. verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to form into a hook ; crook 2. a. to seize or make fast by or as if by a hook b. to connect by or as if by a hook — often used with up 3. steal, pilfer 4. to make (as a rug) by drawing loops of yarn, thread, or cloth through a coarse fabric with a hook 5. to hit or throw (a ball) so that a hook results intransitive verb 1. to form a hook ; curve 2. to become hooked 3. to work as a prostitute

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