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hook in Other sports topic

hookhook2 ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 fishDSO to catch a fish with a hook I hooked a 20-pound salmon last week.2 fasten [always + adverb/preposition]FASTEN/DO UP to fasten or hang something onto something elsehook something onto/to something Just hook the bucket onto the rope and lower it down.3 bend your finger/arm etc [always + adverb/preposition]BEND to bend your finger, arm, or leg, especially so that you can pull or hold something else Ruth hooked her arm through Tony’s. He tried to hook his leg over the branch.4 interest/attract informalMEET to succeed in making someone interested in something or attracted to something cigarette ads designed to hook young people5 electronic equipment [always + adverb/preposition] (also hook up) to connect a piece of electronic equipment to another piece of equipment or to an electricity supplyhook-up We’ve got a CD player, but it’s not hooked up yet.hook something together Computers from different manufacturers can often be hooked together.6 ball to throw or kick a ball so that it moves in a curve hook up with somebody/something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hookOnly one strap of his overalls was hooked.I hooked a 14-inch rainbow trout.The ball just hooked a little bit to the left.A young man sat slumped there, his index finger hooked down into his water glass, stirring the ice cubes around.I believe it was the fact that the preaching was truly expository that hooked him.Banks used to give away toasters and stuff to hook new customers.Gorman stood there holding his hat, his umbrella hooked on his wrist.While there he begged a look around a semi-derelict Dakota and realised he was hooked on propliners!He reached out with his umbrella and hooked the hat back.All the computers in the office are hooked together.Alvin and I just sort of hooked up.Clients who are truly hooked will go to any length to meet their dealers' demands.