hook

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hook is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
hook

Plural
hooks

  1. A hook is a curved, sharp thing, usually made of metal and often small. Someone can put the hook through a hole in something to grip it so that they can pull the thing.

Verb[change]

Plain form
hook

Third-person singular
hooks

Past tense
hooked

Past participle
hooked

Present participle
hooking

  1. If you are hooking something, you are attaching it to a hook.
    Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.

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