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hook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hook

  1. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument <delivered a hard right hook that struck his opponent in the eye> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, {h,1}blow, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Related Words counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping




hook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hook

  1. 1 to cause to turn away from a straight line <the pitcher hooked the ball, and the batter missed> Synonyms arch, bow, crook, curve, bend, swerveRelated Words arc, round; incurvate, incurve, inflect, reflect; deflect, divert; entwine, kink, swirl, turn, twine, twist, veer, warp; coil, curl, enroll (also enrol), loop, spiral; dent, dimple; meander, wave, weave, wind; decline, incline, slopeAntonyms straighten, unbend, uncurl

  2. 2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole <hooked up three short chains together to make a longer necklace> Synonyms catenate, chain, compound, concatenate, conjugate, couple, hitch, connect, interconnect, interlink, join, link, yokeRelated Words articulate, dovetail, integrate, interlock, intermesh; cord, string, wire; cement, coalesce, combine, fuse, unite, weldNear Antonyms detach, disengage, divide, part, split; cleave, rupture, sever, sunderAntonyms disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, disunite, separate, unchain, uncouple, unhitch, unlink, unyoke

  3. 3 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep <the monkey hooked four bananas from the basket and scampered away to enjoy them> Synonyms appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, steal, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveRelated Words burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present

  4. 4 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <at the clearance sale I hooked one of the few remaining digital cameras> Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, catch, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trapRelated Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms miss

  5. 5 to turn away from a straight line or course <hang the bird feeder on a branch that hooks upward> Synonyms arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, curve, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelRelated Words circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms straighten




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