Synonyms of hook in English:

hook


See definition of hook

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’

SYNONYMS

fish hook, barb, snare, trap

4‘he used a hook to clear the undergrowth’

SYNONYMS

billhook, scythe, sickle

5‘a perfectly timed right hook to the chin’

SYNONYMS

punch, blow, hit, box, cuff, thump, smack, crack, knock, thwack

Northern English Scottish skelp

informal belt, bop, biff, sock, clout, whack, wallop, plug, slug, whop

British informal slosh, dot

North American informal boff

NZ Australian 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’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

release


Phrases

    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

    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

    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

      let off