Synonyms of hook in English:

hook


See US English definition of hook

See UK English definition of hook

See Spanish definition of gancho

noun

1‘she hung her jacket on the hook’

SYNONYMS
peg, holder

2‘the back of the dress fastens with a hook and eye’

SYNONYMS
fastener, fastening, catch, clasp, hasp, clip, pin, buckle, hook and eye
fibula

3‘I had a fish on the end of my hook’

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fish hook, barb, snare, trap

4‘he used a hook to clear the undergrowth’

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billhook, scythe, sickle

5‘a perfectly timed right hook to the chin’

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punch, blow, hit, box, cuff, thump, smack, crack, knock, thwack
Scottish, Northern English skelp
informal belt, bop, biff, sock, clout, whack, wallop, plug, slug, whop
British informal slosh, dot
North American informal boff
Australian, New Zealand informal dong

verb

1‘they hooked baskets onto the ladder rungs’

SYNONYMS
attach, fix, hitch, fasten, secure, clasp
archaic hasp, grapple
ANTONYMS

unhitch

2‘he hooked his thumbs in his belt’

SYNONYMS
curl, bend, crook, loop, angle, curve

3‘he hooked a 24 lb pike’

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catch, take, land, net, bag, snare, ensnare, trap, entrap
ANTONYMS

release


Phrases

    hook, line, and sinker

    ‘he fell hook, line, and sinker for this year's April Fool joke’


    SYNONYMS
    completely, totally, utterly, entirely, absolutely, thoroughly, wholly, through and through, one hundred per cent, lock, stock, and barrel
    ANTONYMS

    to a limited extent

    by hook or by crook

    ‘the government intends, by hook or by crook, to hold on to the land’


    SYNONYMS
    by any means, by any means whatsoever, somehow, somehow or other, no matter how, in one way or another, by fair means or foul
    off the hook

    ‘I lied to get him off the hook’


    SYNONYMS
    out of trouble, free, in the clear, under no obligation
    acquitted, cleared, reprieved, exonerated, absolved, vindicated, found not guilty
    informal let off