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3 entries found for hook.
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Main Entry: 1hook
Pronunciation: primarystresshudotk
Function: noun
1 : a curved or bent tool for catching, holding, or pulling
2 : something curved or bent
3 : the flight of a ball curving to the left when hit or thrown by a right-hander or to the right when hit or thrown by a left-hander
4 : a short sweeping punch made with the elbow bent
5 : 1CRADLE 6 <left the phone off the hook>
- by hook or by crook : by any means
- off the hook : out of trouble
- on one's own hook : by oneself : INDEPENDENTLY

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