Chook vs Hook - What's the difference?

chook | hook |


As nouns the difference between chook and hook

is that chook is (australia|new zealand|slang) a hen; a cooked chicken; a chicken dressed for cooking while hook is a rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.

As a verb hook is

to attach a hook to.

chook

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A hen; a cooked chicken; a chicken dressed for cooking.
  • * 2005 , , The Complete Burke?s Backyard: The Ultimate Book of Fact Sheets , page 683,
  • Worm chickens once every three months and, if an occasional lice problem occurs, spray the inside of the chook shed with Coopex.
  • * 2006', Judith Brett, ''The '''Chook in the Australian Unconscious'', in Peter Beilharz, Robert Manne, ''Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays , page 329,
  • This little book, with its meticulous pencil drawings of chooks' in mechanical contraptions and photos to show the machine in operation with a white leghorn called Gregory Peck, is evidence of both the sadism inspired by the ' chook ?s comparatively flightless fate and the laughter we use to defend ourselves against the knowledge of that sadism.
  • * 2011 , Helen Maczkowiackpeglerpegler, An Awkward Fit , page 21,
  • She decided to dig her way under the fence into their chook house and had great fun running around and biting the necks of about eight chooks' and leaving them half-dead and bleeding. The neighbour was furious, and unfortunately it was Dad?s birthday, so when he arrived home from work, Mum said ‘Happy birthday and(sic) darling. Guess what? Your dog has half-killed most of the neighbour?s ' chooks .’
  • (Australia, dated) A fool.
  • Derived terms

    * chook chaser * chookhouse * chook poop * chook raffle * chook wheel * chookyard

    hook

    English

    (wikipedia hook)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.
  • A fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing.
  • Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook
  • * Alexander Pope
  • like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook
  • * 1819 , Keats,
  • Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
    Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
    Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;
  • That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
  • A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, e.g. g'' and ''j .
  • A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.
  • The song's hook snared me.
  • A brief, punchy opening statement intended to get attention from an audience, reader, or viewer, and make them want to continue to listen to a speech, read a book, or watch a play.
  • A tie-in to a current event or trend that makes a news story or editorial relevant and timely.
  • (informal) Removal or expulsion from a group or activity.
  • He is not handling this job, so we're giving him the hook .
  • (cricket) 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.
  • (baseball) A curveball.
  • He threw a hook in the dirt.
  • (software) 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.
  • (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. See draw, slice, fade
  • (basketball) 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.
  • (boxing) 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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Carl Froch outclassed by dazzling Andre Ward , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=American Ward was too quick and too slick for his British rival, landing at will with razor sharp jabs and hooks and even bullying Froch at times.}}
  • (slang) A jack (the playing card)
  • (typography, rare) A .
  • * 2003 , Language Issues XV–XVIII, page 36
  • Common diacritics in Slavonic language are the hook' ? (as in ha'''?'''ek – Czech for ‘hook’) and the stroke ´ (robi' ? – Polish for ‘do/make’).
  • * 2003 , David Adams, The Song and Duet Texts of , page 168
  • In Czech, palatalization is normally indicated by the symbol ?, called ha?ek or “hook .”
  • * 2004 , Keesing’s Record of World Events L:i–xii, page unknown
  • In detailing the proposed shortening of the Czech Republic to ?esko…the hook (hacek) erroneously appeared over the letter “e” instead of the “C”.
  • (Scrabble) 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.
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  • (bowling) A ball that is rolled in a curved line.
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  • (bridge, slang) A finesse.
  • A snare; a trap.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • A field sown two years in succession.
  • (in the plural) The projecting points of the thighbones of cattle; called also hook bones.
  • Derived terms

    * by hook or by crook * grappling hook * * hook shot * on the hook

    References

    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To attach a hook to.
  • Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.
  • To catch with a hook (hook a fish).
  • He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.
  • 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.
  • (UK, US, slang, archaic) To steal.
  • To connect (hook into'', ''hook together ).
  • If you hook your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.
  • (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 .
  • (cricket, golf) To play a hook shot.
  • (field hockey, ice hockey) 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.
  • (soccer) To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The Reds carved the first opening of the second period as Glen Johnson's pull-back found David Ngog but the Frenchman hooked wide from six yards.}}
  • (slang) 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.
  • (Scrabble) To play a word perpendicular to another word by adding a single letter to the existing word.
  • (bridge, slang) To finesse.
  • To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
  • Derived terms

    * hooker * hook up