hook down

hook something down

1. Lit. to attach something and hold it down with a hook. Please hook the lid down so it doesn't fall off. Please hook down the lid.
2. Sl. to toss something down to someone. Hook another can of beer down to me, will you? Hook down another can of beer.
3. Sl. to eat something quickly; to gobble something up. Wally hooked the first hamburger down and ordered another. He hooked down two more burgers in a few minutes.
See also: down, hook
References in classic literature ?
Thomas Chilton's number on the card you'll find somewhere around there--it ought to be on the hook down at the side, but it probably won't be.
Formerly, when how to get my living honestly, with freedom left for my proper pursuits, was a question which vexed me even more than it does now, for unfortunately I am become somewhat callous, I used to see a large box by the railroad, six feet long by three wide, in which the laborers locked up their tools at night; and it suggested to me that every man who was hard pushed might get such a one for a dollar, and, having bored a few auger holes in it, to admit the air at least, get into it when it rained and at night, and hook down the lid, and so have freedom in his love, and in his soul be free.
When one of those miracle days happens and everything goes right and multiple hookups and many caught fish occur, it is a good idea to pinch the barb of the jig's hook down so unhooking the big reds can be done quicker and easier with less stress to the big breeder fish.
Place your hook down through the first left-hand peg, hook the bottom band, and loop forward to the peg in front.
When you want to leave, you simply slip the Med Hook down the other boat's chain, lift the chain while you retrieve your own anchor, and then use the trip line to release the chain.
After completing my two touch-and-goes, I was told hook down, so I lowered my hook and completed the landing checklist.
As a journalist, I have often been told to sling my hook down the years, and felt as if I should at least know its derivation.
He retarded the throttle to IDLE, applied maximum braking, and put the cable arrestment hook down.
We let them off the hook down there, we gave them a couple of soft tries, so hopefully this time we can make up for that.
With Shane Williams outside on the overlap the try was on but Leicester scrum-half Harry Ellis produced a desperate, brilliant tackle to haul Hook down from behind.
Cork know they were let off the hook down in Waterford the other night and manager Damien Richardson, while blaming the inclement weather as a reason for their near Cup exit, will be looking for a big improvement tomorrow night.
com competition pellets and fished corn and meat on the hook down the margin at 8m to catch carp to just under 10lb, in a stunning match that saw another four anglers weigh in over 200lb.
But his driving had already started to become a little wayward by then, and a horrible hook down the long 12th led to a bogey six.