The use of one's stick to restrain an opponent, for which a penalty may be assessed.
- ‘both players would have gone off for hooking’
The action of securing the ball and passing it backwards with the foot in the scrum.
- ‘he feels the scrum has to be sorted by restoring real hooking’
3informal The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.
- ‘she may give up hooking, but this won't solve her problems’