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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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Interactions with circle hooks resulted in a 91% hooking rate of which 95% of sharks were hooked in the jaw and only 3% were deep hookings (Fig.
Circle hooks had both a higher hooking rate and capture rate than J hooks.
Hooking the ball away from one opponent and toward his partner can cause confusion as to who should hit the shot, if not catch them totally off guard.
In summary, we predicted that hooking up among new students, both women and men, would be positively associated with permissive sexual attitudes (Hypothesis 1) and descriptive social norms (Hypothesis 2).
For each species, we compared rates of jaw (mouth) and deep hooking (gut, gills, or eyes) among hook types using a chi-square square test of independence.
To gain insights into the relative conservation benefits of circle hooks in the recreational fishery for Atlantic blue marlin and other istiophorids, we compiled data on hooking location and the incidence of trauma (bleeding) for 123 blue marlin, 272 white marlin, and 132 sailfish caught on natural baits rigged with either J hooks or circle hooks.
On half-day boats, for example, anglers often must leave their rods at the rail when getting bait to avoid hooking anyone at the bait tank.
Hooking success (the ratio of hook-ups to strikes) was greatest for in-line J-hooks fished actively, and lowest for passively fished offset J-hooks and circle hooks.
Hooking damage (hook location and bleeding level) was found to be related to mortality and was also related to hook type.
TAIL: Common for pinfish, grunts and others prone to swimming for the bottom, tail hooking allows the bait to tow the hook to its preferred depth with relative ease.
Hook-in method: After hooking and landing, the line was cut two inches from the hookeye and the hook left in the fish
The principle for hooking these powerful, shallow-water summer spawners is so simple, in fact, many anglers try too hard and miss their target entirely.
Circle hooks practically eliminate this problem while hooking bass so well they can't escape without breaking the line.
the hook point remains fully exposed for optimal hooking.
A straight eye works fine, too, as does snelling a downturned eye, but I like the hooking efficiency of tying direct to the downturned eye.