- a piece of metal or other material, curved or bent back at an angle, for catching hold of or hanging things on；a bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish.
- attach or fasten with a hook or hooks；bend or be bent into the shape of a hook so as to fasten around or to an object
verb: hook, 3rd person present: hooks, gerund or present participle: hooking, past tense: hooked, past participle: hooked
noun: hook, plural noun: hooks
- 1. a piece of metal or other material, curved or bent back at an angle, for catching hold of or hanging things on a picture hook 同義詞
- ▪ a bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish. 同義詞
- ▪ a cradle on which a phone receiver rests.
- 2. a thing designed to catch people's attention companies are looking for a sales hook
- ▪ a chorus or repeated instrumental passage in a piece of popular music that gives it immediate appeal and makes it easy to remember strong, funky vocals with a hook that gets into your head
- 3. a curved cutting instrument, especially as used for reaping or shearing. 同義詞
- 4. a short swinging punch made with the elbow bent, especially in boxing a perfectly timed right hook to the chin 同義詞
- ▪ a stroke that makes the ball deviate in flight in the direction of the follow-through (from right to left for a right-handed player), typically inadvertently.
- 5. a curved stroke in handwriting.
- ▪ an added stroke transverse to the stem in the symbol for an eighth note or other note.
- 6. a curved promontory or sand spit.
- 1. attach or fasten with a hook or hooks the truck had a red lamp hooked to its tailgate inside the pack you'll find a small metal clip that hooks over the edge of your sun visor 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ bend or be bent into the shape of a hook so as to fasten around or to an object he hooked his thumbs in his belt her legs hooked around mine 同義詞
- 2. catch with a hook he hooked a 24-lb pike 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ archaic, informal steal a maid hooked one of her mistress's dresses
- 3. informal attract and hold the attention of; captivate I was hooked by John's radical zeal
- 4. strike (the ball) or play (a stroke) so that the ball deviates in the direction of the follow-through, typically inadvertently.
- ▪ punch one's opponent with the elbow bent McKenzie switched his attack downstairs, hooking to the ribs
- ▪ use one's stick to restrain (an opponent), for which a penalty may be assessed the defenseman hooked him from behind
- 5. push (the ball) backward with the foot from the front line in a scrum.