English version

hook in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhookhook1 /hʊk/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 hanging thingsD a curved piece of metal or plastic that you use for hanging things onpeg Tom hung his coat on the hook behind the door.2 hook.jpg catching fishDSOTA a curved piece of thin metal with a sharp point for catching fish3 let/get somebody off the hook4 leave/take the phone off the hook5 be ringing off the hook6 interest something that is attractive and gets people’s interest and attention syn draw You always need a bit of a hook to get people to go to the theatre.7 by hook or by crook8 hitting somebodyDSO a way of hitting your opponent in boxing, in which your elbow is bentpunch, jab9 hook, line, and sinker boat hook, curtain hook, → sling your hook at sling1(4)
Examples from the Corpus
hookYou have to find a hook to sell a new show.The helmet hung from a hook next to Turner's jersey.This was the first place I ever caught fish on a hook and line.Lacing uses conventional D-rings and hooks.a fish hookHanging from hooks on the wall were sets of wire-pulling devices, complete with chain winch and gripper.Jackson knocked Cooper down with a left hook to the body.When no one deserves to get the hook, what criteria can we use to determine who does?Parents were let off the hook.Apologising for ourselves Apologising and being self-deprecating can let you off the hook.I took off my coat and shoes, and walked into the sea with the hooks and ropes in my hands.