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hook someone for

Slang definitions & phrases for hook someone for

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+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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