Meaning of hooking in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhʊkɪŋ/


mass noun
  • 1Hockey
    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’
  • 2Rugby
    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’