Definition of Hooking in English :

Define Hooking in English

Hooking meaning in English

Meaning of Hooking in English

Pronunciation of Hooking in English

Hooking pronunciation in English

Pronounce Hooking in English


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1. draw, hook, hooking

a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

Example Sentences:
'he took lessons to cure his hooking'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hooking
a piece of material, usually metal, curved or bent and used to suspend, catch, hold, or pull something
2.  short for fish-hook
a trap or snare
4. mainly US
something that attracts or is intended to be an attraction
something resembling a hook in design or use
a sharp bend or angle in a geological formation, esp a river
a sharply curved spit of land
7. boxing
a short swinging blow delivered from the side with the elbow bent
8. cricket
a shot in which the ball is hit square on the leg side with the bat held horizontally
9. golf
a shot that causes the ball to swerve sharply from right to left
10. surfing
the top of a breaking wave
11. Also called: hookcheck ice hockey
the act of hooking an opposing player
12. music
a stroke added to the stem of a written or printed note to indicate time values shorter than a crotchet
a catchy musical phrase in a pop song
14.  another name for a sickle
15.  a nautical word for anchor
16.  by hook or crook
17.  get the hook
18.  hook, line, and sinker
19.  off the hook
20.  on one's own hook
21.  on the hook
22.  sling one's hook
23. (often foll by up)
to fasten or be fastened with or as if with a hook or hooks
24. (transitive)
to catch (something, such as a fish) on a hook
to curve like or into the shape of a hook
26. (transitive)
(of bulls, elks, etc) to catch or gore with the horns
27. (transitive)
to make (a rug) by hooking yarn through a stiff fabric backing with a special instrument
28. (transitive; often foll by down)
to cut (grass or herbage) with a sickle
to hook down weeds
29. boxing
to hit (an opponent) with a hook
30. ice hockey
to impede (an opposing player) by catching hold of him or her with the stick
31. golf
to play (a ball) with a hook
32. rugby
to obtain and pass (the ball) backwards from a scrum to a member of one's team, using the feet
33. cricket
to play (a ball) with a hook
34. (transitive) informal
to trick
35. (transitive) a slang word for steal
36.  hook it

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see synonyms of hooking
a curved or bent piece of metal, wood, etc. used to catch, hold, or pull something
; specif.,
a curved piece of wire or bone with a barbed end, for catching fish
a curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
a coat hook
a small metal catch inserted in a loop, or eye, to fasten clothes together
d.  Nautical; Slang
an anchor
a curved metal implement for cutting grain, etc.
something shaped like a hook
; specif.,
a curving cape or headland
used in place names
Sandy Hook
a sharp bend in a stream
a trap; snare
5.  Informal
something intended to attract attention or encourage involvement; specif., in popular music, a catchy, repeated phrase, verse, riff, etc.
the path of a hit or thrown ball that curves away to the left from a right-handed player or to the right from a left-handed player
a ball that follows such a path
7.  Boxing
a short, sharp blow delivered with the arm bent at the elbow
8.  Music
flag1 (sense 7)
verb transitive
to attach or fasten with or as with a hook or hook and eye
to take hold of with a hook
to catch with or as with a hook
to attack with the horns, as a bull; gore
to make into the shape of a hook
14.  US
to make (a rug, wall hanging, etc.) by drawing strips of yarn or cloth with a hook through a canvas or burlap backing
to hit or throw (a ball) in a hook (sense 6) hook (sense 6a)
16.  Informal
to tempt or attract
to cause addiction to
to steal; snatch
17.  Boxing
to hit with a hook
verb intransitive
to curve as a hook does
to be fastened with a hook or hooks
to be caught by a hook
21.  US, Slang
to work as a prostitute

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of hooking
a. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
b. A fishhook.
2. Something shaped like a hook, especially:
a. A curved or barbed plant or animal part.
b. A short angled or curved line on a letter.
c. A sickle.
a. A sharp bend or curve, as in a river.
b. A point or spit of land with a sharply curved end.
4. A means of catching or ensnaring; a trap.
5. Slang
a. A means of attracting interest or attention; an enticement: a sales hook.
b. Music A catchy motif or refrain: "sugary hard rock melodies [and] ear candy hooks" (Boston Globe).
6. Sports
a. A short swinging blow in boxing delivered with a crooked arm.
b. The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
c. A stroke that sends a ball on such a course.
d. A ball propelled on such a course.
e. In surfing, the lip of a breaking wave.
7. Baseball A curve ball.
8. Basketball A hook shot.
v. hooked, hook·ing, hooks
a. To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
b. Informal To snare.
c. Slang To steal; snatch.
2. To fasten by a hook.
3. To pierce or gore with a hook.
4. Slang
a. To take strong hold of; captivate: a novel that hooked me on the very first page.
b. To cause to become addicted.
5. To make (a rug) by looping yarn through canvas with a type of hook.
6. Sports
a. To hit with a hook in boxing.
b. To hit (a golf ball) in a hook.
7. Baseball To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
8. Basketball To shoot (a ball) in a hook shot.
9. Sports To impede the progress of (an opponent in ice hockey) by holding or restraining the player with one's stick, in violation of the rules.
1. To bend like a hook.
2. To fasten by means of a hook or a hook and eye.
3. Slang To work as a prostitute.

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