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.
Leave yourself about a foot of singles to come back up over the whorl, just to the side of the strand running from the hook down to the shaft, and wind around the hook two or three times.
But you cannot afford to hook upwards because you will be out, so you have to hook down or get out of the way.
Ryan Pringle played the short ball less effectively, suckered into a tennis-style hook down to fine leg.
Punchbait is made to work best if you use a stick to push a treble hook down into the tub of bait so you end up with a nice little wad of bait that won't sling off when you cast it, and it won't wash off in current.
Onto this, rig a single ant complete with wings (for flotation) by hooking him under the chin and pushing the hook down into the abdomen.
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.