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Definizione monolingua e traduzione hook

Inglese grammatica



hook (third-person singular simple present hooks, present participle hooking, simple past and past participle hooked)

  1. (transitive) To attach a hook to.
    Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.
  2. (transitive) To catch with a hook (hook a fish).
    He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.
  3. (transitive) To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
    Shes only here to try to hook a husband.
    A free trial is a good way to hook customers.
  4. (transitive) To connect (hook into, hook together).
    If you hook your network cable into the jack, youll be on the network.
  5. (Usually in passive) To make addicted; to captivate.
    He had gotten hooked on cigarettes in his youth.
    I watched one episode of that TV series and now Im hooked.
  6. (cricket, golf) To play a hook shot.
  7. (field hockey, ice hockey) To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player)
    The opposing teams forward hooked me, but the referee didnt see it, so no penalty.
  8. (soccer) To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends.
    • 2010 December 29, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton”, BBC:
      The Reds carved the first opening of the second period as Glen Johnsons pull-back found David Ngog but the Frenchman hooked wide from six yards.
  9. (intransitive, slang) To engage in prostitution.
    I had a cheap flat in the bad part of town, and I could watch the working girls hooking from my bedroom window.

hook (plural hooks)

  1. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
  2. A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
  3. Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook
  4. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g and j.
  5. A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.
    The songs hook snared me.
  6. A brief, punchy opening statement intended to draw the reader or viewer into a book or play.
  7. (informal) Removal or expulsion from a group or activity.
    He is not handling this job, so were giving him the hook.
  8. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
  9. (baseball) A curveball.
    He threw a hook in the dirt.
  10. (software) A feature, definition, or coding that enables future enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily.
    Weve added ""user-defined"" codepoints in several places and careful definitions of what to do with unknown message types as hooks in the standard to enable implementations to be both backward and forward compatible to future versions of the standard.
  11. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
  12. (basketball) A basketball shot in which the offensive player, usually turned perpendicular to the basket, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head. Also called hook shot.
  13. (boxing) A type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc.
    The heavyweight delivered a few powerful hooks that staggered his opponent.
    • 2011 December 18, Ben Dirs, “Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward”, BBC Sport:
      American Ward was too quick and too slick for his British rival, landing at will with razor sharp jabs and hooks and even bullying Froch at times.
  14. (slang) A jack (the playing card)
  15. (typography, rare) = háček
    • 2003, Language Issues XV–XVIII, page 36
      Common diacritics in Slavonic language are the hook ˇ (as in haček – Czech for ‘hook’) and the stroke ´ (robić – Polish for ‘do/make’).
    • 2003, David Adams, The Song and Duet Texts of Antonín Dvořák, page 168
      In Czech, palatalization is normally indicated by the symbol ˇ, called haček or “hook.”
    • 2004, Keesing’s Record of World Events L:i–xii, page unknown
      In detailing the proposed shortening of the Czech Republic to Česko…the hook (hacek) erroneously appeared over the letter “e” instead of the “C”.
Traduzione italiano gancio |amo |uncino |agganciare |gancetto |hook |palla curva |prendere |trappola |allacciare |arpione |prendere all’amo |rampino |sferrare un gancio |uncinare |uncinetto |

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