Synonyms for hooks


1. hooks, meat hooks, maulers, hand, manus, mitt, paw
usage: large strong hand (as of a fighter); "wait till I get my hooks on him"


1. hooks, meat hooks, maulers, hand, manus, mitt, paw
usage: a catch for locking a door
2. hook, catch
usage: a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
3. hook, crotchet, curve, curved shape
usage: anything that serves as an enticement
4. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener, temptation, enticement
usage: a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
5. hook, claw, mechanical device
usage: a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
6. hook, implement
usage: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
7. hook, draw, hooking, golf stroke, golf shot, swing
usage: a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
8. hook, punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug
usage: a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket


1. hook, fasten, fix, secure
usage: fasten with a hook
2. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook, cheat, rip off, chisel
usage: rip off; ask an unreasonable price
3. crochet, hook, loop, intertwine
usage: make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle; "She sat there crocheting all day"
4. hook, hit
usage: hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
5. hook, snitch, thieve, cop, knock off, glom, steal
usage: take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
6. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, steal
usage: make off with belongings of others
7. hook, hit
usage: hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
8. hook, catch, grab, take hold of
usage: catch with a hook; "hook a fish"
9. addict, hook, habituate, accustom
usage: to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
10. hook, play
usage: secure with the foot; "hook the ball"
11. hook, snare, entice, lure, tempt
usage: entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
12. hook, solicit, accost, offer
usage: approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
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