get the hook

Definition of get the hook

baseball, of a pitcher, informal
:to be removed
  • He got the hook after allowing three runs in the second inning.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

  2. : something intended to attract and ensnare

  3. : anchor

  1. : to form into a hook : crook

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

  3. : to connect by or as if by a hook


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