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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

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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