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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 of hook bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, 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)Words Related to hook 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 of hook arch, bow, crook, curve, bend, swerveWords Related to hook 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 of hook 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 of hook catenate, chain, compound, concatenate, conjugate, couple, hitch, connect, interconnect, interlink, join, link, yokeWords Related to hook articulate, dovetail, integrate, interlock, intermesh; cord, string, wire; cement, coalesce, combine, fuse, unite, weldNear Antonyms of hook detach, disengage, divide, part, split; cleave, rupture, sever, sunderAntonyms of hook 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 of hook appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, steal, lift, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveWords Related to hook 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 of hook 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 of hook 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, trapWords Related to hook 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 of hook discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms of hook miss

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


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