see: by hook or crook
- 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+)
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]