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noun [countable] hook pronunciation in American English /hʊk/
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  1. 1
    a curved piece of metal or plastic for hanging things on

    He hung his coat on a hook on the back of the door.

    1. b.
      a curved piece of metal or plastic fixed to a pole or with a handle at the other end, used for catching hold of something

      a meat hook

      a boat hook

  2. 2
    a hit that a boxer (=someone who fights as a sport) makes with their arm bent
    a left/right hook:

    a left hook to the jaw

  3. 3
    informal a method used for getting people interested in and attracted to something, especially something that you are selling


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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