Thesaurus

hooks

noun
plural of hook

Synonyms of hooks

(Entry 1 of 2)

hooks

verb
present tense third-person singular of hook

Synonyms & Antonyms of hooks (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • the pitcher hooked the ball, and the batter missed

Synonyms for hooks

Words Related to hooks

Antonyms for hooks

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 for hooks

Words Related to hooks

Near Antonyms for hooks

Antonyms for hooks

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 for hooks

Words Related to hooks

Phrases Synonymous with hooks

Near Antonyms for hooks

4 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • I hooked the biggest fish of the day, and then released it

Synonyms for hooks

Words Related to hooks

Phrases Synonymous with hooks

Near Antonyms for hooks

Antonyms for hooks

5 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • hang the bird feeder on a branch that hooks upward

Synonyms for hooks

Words Related to hooks

Antonyms for hooks

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hooks

Cite this Entry

“Hooks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hooks. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on hooks

Nglish: Translation of hooks for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of hooks for Arabic Speakers

Comments on hooks

What made you want to look up hooks? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!