Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Pan/Peter Banning, Dustin Hoffman as the titular character of Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Smee, Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy, Caroline Goodall as Moira Banning, and Charlie Korsmo as Jack Banning. The film acts as a sequel to J. M. Barrie's 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, focusing on a grown-up Peter Pan who has forgotten his childhood. Now known as "Peter Banning", he is a successful corporate lawyer with a wife and two children. Hook kidnaps his ...

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  1. A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
  2. A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
  3. Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook
  4. That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  5. A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g and j.
  6. A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.
    The song's hook snared me.
  7. A brief, punchy opening statement intended to draw the reader or viewer into a book or play.
  8. A tie-in to a current event or trend that makes a news story or editorial relevant and timely.
  9. Removal or expulsion from a group or activity.
    He is not handling this job, so we're giving him the hook.
  10. A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc, hitting the ball high in the air to the leg side, often played to balls which bounce around head height.
  11. A curveball.
    He threw a hook in the dirt.
  12. A feature, definition, or coding that enables future enhancements to happen compatibly or more easily.
    ''We've added "user-defined" codepoints in several places and careful definitions of what to do with unknown message types as hooks in the standard to enable implementations to be both backward and forward compatible to future versions of the standard.
  13. A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
  14. A basketball shot in which the offensive player, usually turned perpendicular to the basket, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head. Also called hook shot.
  15. A type of punch delivered with the arm rigid and partially bent and the fist travelling nearly horizontally mesially along an arc.
    The heavyweight delivered a few powerful hooks that staggered his opponent.
  16. A jack (the playing card)
  17. A .
  18. An instance of playing a word perpendicular to a word already on the board, adding a letter to the start or the end of the word to form a new word.
  19. A ball that is rolled in a curved line.
  20. A finesse.
  21. A snare; a trap.
  22. A field sown two years in succession.
  23. The projecting points of the thighbones of cattle; called also hook bones.


  1. To attach a hook to.
    Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.
  2. To catch with a hook .
    He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.
  3. To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
    She's only here to try to hook a husband.
    A free trial is a good way to hook customers.
  4. To steal.
  5. To connect (hook into, hook together).
    If you hook your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.
  6. (Usually in passive) To make addicted; to captivate.
    He had gotten hooked on cigarettes in his youth.
    I watched one episode of that TV series and now I'm hooked.
  7. To play a hook shot.
  8. To engage in the illegal maneuver of hooking (i.e., using the hockey stick to trip or block another player)
    The opposing team's forward hooked me, but the referee didn't see it, so no penalty.
  9. To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends.
  10. To engage in prostitution.
    I had a cheap flat in the bad part of town, and I could watch the working girls hooking from my bedroom window.
  11. To play a word perpendicular to another word by adding a single letter to the existing word.
  12. To finesse.

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