give (someone) the hook

Definition of give (someone) the hook

baseball, informal
:to remove (a pitcher) from a game
  • The manager gave him the hook.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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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