Definition of give (someone) the hook
- The manager gave him the hook.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
: a curved or bent device for catching, holding, or pulling
: something intended to attract and ensnare
: to form into a hook : crook
: to seize or make fast by or as if by a hook
: to connect by or as if by a hook
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