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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Idioms about hook

Origin of hook

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English hoke, Old English hōc; cognate with Dutch hoek “hook, angle, corner”; akin to German Haken, Old Norse haki

OTHER WORDS FROM hook

hookless, adjectivehooklike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hook

penance, pennants

Other definitions for hook (2 of 2)

hook2
[ hook ]
/ hʊk /

verb (used without object)
Slang. to work as a prostitute.

Origin of hook

2
First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from hooker1
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How to use hook in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hook

hook
/ (hʊk) /

noun
verb
See also hook-up

Derived forms of hook

hookless, adjectivehooklike, adjective

Word Origin for hook

Old English hōc; related to Middle Dutch hōk, Old Norse haki
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hook

hook

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