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Definition of "hook" []

  • A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else. (noun)
  • A fishhook. (noun)
  • Something shaped like a hook, especially: (noun)
  • A curved or barbed plant or animal part. (noun)
  • A short angled or curved line on a letter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hook" in a sentence
  • "So the main hook is that you have this kid born into a working class family of petty criminals but against all odds, manages to become the greatest hero the world has seen and fight the good fight."
  • "In Holloway-speak, landing a left hook translates as keeping faith with core principles."
  • "Your use of the term hook which applies specifically to the opening paragraph of a book mislead me a little; you are talking about setting up a pitch appointment, not submitting pages in advance of such an appointment."