hooking


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hook \Hook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Hooking.]
   1. To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize,
      capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or
      baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice;
      to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
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            Hook him, my poor dear, . . . at any sacrifice. --W.
                                                  Collins.
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   2. To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle
      in attacking enemies; to gore.
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   3. To steal. [Colloq. Eng. & U.S.]
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   To hook on, to fasten or attach by, or as by, hook.
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