get the hook

Definition of get the hook

baseball, of a pitcher, informal

  1. :  to be removed He got the hook after allowing three runs in the second inning.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

hookplay
  1. :  a curved or bent device for catching, holding, or pulling

    :  something intended to attract and ensnare

    :  anchor

  1. :  to form into a hook :  crook

    :  to seize or make fast by or as if by a hook

    :  steal, pilfer


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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