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hook

1. tv. to cheat someone. Watch the clerk in that store. He might try to hook you.
2. tv. to steal something. Lefty hooked a couple of candy bars just for the hell of it.
3. tv. to addict someone (to something). (Not necessarily drugs.) The constant use of bicarb hooked him to the stuff.
4. n. the grade of C. I didn’t study at all and I still got a hook!
5. tv. to earn or pull the grade of C on something in school. History? I hooked it without any trouble.
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Sir Isaac Hook was still sitting propped up against the stump of the tree, and that for the best of reasons.
And I suppose," went on Fisher, smoothly, "that is why you, too, told us lies about having found Hook alive.
The feature here was the fancy of old Hook for being the first man up every morning, his fixed routine as an angler, and his annoyance at being disturbed.
Nobody'd guess you'd palmed the hooks and connected them.
He hauled in forty or fifty feet with a young sturgeon still fast in a tangle of barbless hooks, slashed that much of the line free with his knife, and tossed it into the cockpit beside the prisoners.
Raskolnikov unfastened the hook, opened the door--there was no sound.
Ernest Hook, in his introduction to Towards the Understanding of Karl Marx, notes several examples of his father making such admissions (and also of Hook being unusually goodnatured to his adversaries).
Reiss attributes KAS' success in hooks in part to the supplier's effort to constantly update the collection with new designs.
CLF Marine Project Director Priscilla Brooks told the gathering, "As cod come back, we expect more hook fishermen to follow.
After passing the long field arresting gear, the pilot again called for the hook to be dropped.
From 1979 to 1992, Hook worked as a research chemist and served as head of the Biochemical Pathology Group of the Laboratory of Pulmonary Pathobiology at the NIEHS.
Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooks Morrow, William & Co.
This makes Sidney Hook a tough sell for a socialist biographer.
I don't think that anything helps me cope," says Hook, who is now 34, "but the Pink Ribbons Project gives me an avenue for some of the energy and anger.
While it is good to feel the nibble or the take or see the strike, and it is wonderful to set the hook, these serve only to trigger our autonomic nervous systems into the same state of high arousal as our prey's.