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hooking

verb , present participle of hook

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1 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • the pitcher hooked the ball, and the batter missed
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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
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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
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4 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • I hooked the biggest fish of the day, and then released it
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5 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • hang the bird feeder on a branch that hooks upward
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