Hook or crook



see: by hook or crook

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  • Hook someone for

    verb phrase To cheat someone out of; take away, esp by shady means: At Atlantic City they hooked him for everything he had (1940s+)

  • Hook-shot

    noun, Basketball. 1. a shot with one hand in which a player extends the shooting arm to the side and brings it back over the head toward the basket while releasing the ball.



  • Hook someone into something

    verb phrase To obligate or involve someone by force or trickery: They hooked me into paying for everybody’s lunch/ She got rooked into a very boring cocktail party (1940s+)

  • Hook someone up

    verb phrase To arrest someone; collar, pinch [1990s+ Police; probably fr the act of handcuffing someone]



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