hook

  1. a catch for locking a door
  2. anything that serves as an enticement
  3. a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
  4. a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
  5. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
  6. a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
  7. a basketball shot made over the head ......

    hook

    (1) Basal portion of bacterial flagellum, to which is distally attached the flagellin filament. Proximally the hook is attached to the rotating spindle of the motor. In some bacteria (Myxobacteria) the rotation of the hook itself (without an attached flagellum) may directly cause forward gliding movement. (2) Drosophila gene encoding a large homodimeric protein involved in endocytosis of the bride of sevenless/sevenless receptor/ligand complexes from the R7 photoreceptor cell. ...

    Hook

    A narrative trick in the lead paragraph of a work that grabs the attention of the readers and keeps them reading.
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    hook

    A spit that curves sharply at its coastal end.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22291

    Hook

    The hook is the line of words and music that catches the listener's ear, holds his/her interest, sustains that interest and pulls the listener along to the end of the song. It is that one line - both musically and lyrically -- that listeners will remember long after the song is over.
    Found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/soldonsong/glossary/h.shtml

    Hook

    (1) In linguistics, a diacritical mark used in some eastern European languages like Polish and Lithu
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    hook

    (from the article `boxing`) ...modifications of these basic punches. The jab, whether thrown from an orthodox or a southpaw stance, is a straight punch delivered with the lead ...
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    hook

    (from the article `feather`) ...(barbs) forming a flattened, usually curved surface—the vane. The barbs possess further branches —the barbules—and the barbules of adjacent barbs ...
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    Hook

    (from the article `Holland`) ...land reclamation, and the towns profited by growing trade and fishery enterprises. A disputed succession on the death of William IV (1345) led to ... ...greatest influence and power. From 1349 onward a deep cleavage among the Dutch nobility over the succession to the throne led to the formation of ... ...
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    hook

    (hook) a curved instrument, usually with a sharp point, designed for holding, elevating, or exerting traction on a tissue. something with a long, thin, curved shape resembling that of this instrument; see also hamulus and uncus.
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    hook

    [n] - a sharp curve or crook 2. [n] - a catch for locking a door 3. [n] - a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something 4. [n] - a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something 5. [n] - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer 6. [n] - a short swinging ...
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    Hook

    • (n.) That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns. • (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc. • (n.) An implement...
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    hook

    noun a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; `he took lessons to cure his hooking`
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    hook

    noun a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
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    Hook

    [bowling] A hook in ten-pin bowling is a ball that rolls in a curving pattern (versus straight). The purpose of the hook is to give the ball a better angle at the 1-3 pocket (right-handers) or 1-2 pocket (left-handers.) When a ball is rolled straight, hitting the pocket must be precise. By hooking the ball, the ball will hit the pins with m...
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    Hook

    [boxing] A hook is a punch in boxing. It is performed by turning the core muscles and back, thereby swinging the arm, which is bent at an angle near or at 90 degrees, in a horizontal arc into the opponent,. A hook is usually aimed at the chin, but it can also be used for body shots, especially to the liver. Hook punches can be thrown by eit...
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    Hook

    [diacritic] In typesetting, the hook or tail is a diacritic mark attached to letters in many alphabets. In shape it looks like a hook and it can be attached below as a descender, on top as an ascender and sometimes to the side. The orientation of the hook can change its meaning: when it is below and curls to the left it can be interpreted a...
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    Hook

    [hand tool] A hook as a hand tool is used for securing and moving loads. It consists of a round wooden handle with a strong metal hook about 8` long projecting at a right angle from the center of the handle. The appliance is held in a closed fist with the hook projecting between two fingers. This type of hook is used in many different indus...
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    Hook

    [music] A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to `catch the ear of the listener`. The term generally applies to popular music, especially rock music, R&B, hip hop, dance music, and pop. In these genres, the hook is often found in, or consists of, the chor...
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    Hook

    [Transformers] Hook is the name of four fictional characters in the Transformers series. The original Hook was introduced in 1985 and was voiced by Neil Ross in The Transformers. A third party Transformer called Dr. Crank was designed by TFClub which is a homage to Hook. Hook has also been the Japanese name of several other characters. A he...
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    Hook

    Hook intransitive verb To bend; to curve as a hook.
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    Hook

    Hook noun [ Middle English hok , Anglo-Saxon hōc ; confer Dutch haak , German hake , haken , Old High German hāko , hāgo , hāggo , Icelandic haki , Swedish hake , Danish hage . Confer Arqu...
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    Hook

    Hook transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hooked ; present participle & verbal noun Hooking .] 1. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; h...
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    Hook

    A ball that breaks rather sharply toward the pocket, as opposed to a curve.
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    Hook

    A ball that breaks to the left for right-handers and to the right for lefties.
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