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hook down

1. To use a hook to secure or fasten something in place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hook" and "down." We need something to hook down the tarp—otherwise, it'll blow away in this wind.
2. To swallow something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hook" and "down." With this sore throat, it takes me a while to hook down my meds.
See also: down, hook
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hook something down

tv. to swallow something down. Hook down one of these cookies and see what you think about them.
See also: down, hook, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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