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Hook vs. Chorus

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Hooknoun

A rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment.

Chorusnoun

A group of singers and dancers in the religious festivals of ancient Greece

Hooknoun

A barbed metal hook used for fishing; a fishhook.

Chorusnoun

A group of people in a play or performance who recite together.

Hooknoun

Any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook.

Chorusnoun

A group of singers; singing group who perform together.

‘The performance of the chorus was awe-inspiring and exhilarating.’;

Hooknoun

The curved needle used in the art of crochet.

Chorusnoun

A repeated part of a song, also called the refrain.

‘The catchiest part of most songs is the chorus.’;

Hooknoun

The part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.

Chorusnoun

(jazz) The improvised solo section in a small group performance.

Hooknoun

A loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters, for example, g and j.

Chorusnoun

A setting or feature in electronic music that makes one voice sound like many.

Hooknoun

A tie-in to a current event or trend that makes a news story or editorial relevant and timely.

Chorusnoun

(figuratively) A group of people or animals who make sounds together

‘A chorus of crickets’; ‘A chorus of whiners’;

Hooknoun

A snare; a trap.

Chorusnoun

The noise made by such a group.

‘a chorus of shouts and catcalls''’;

Hooknoun

(in the plural) The projecting points of the thighbones of cattle; called also hook bones.

Chorusnoun

(theater) An actor who reads the opening and closing lines of a play.

Hooknoun

(informal) Removal or expulsion from a group or activity.

‘He is not handling this job, so we're giving him the hook.’;

Chorusverb

(transitive) To sing or recite in chorus.

Hooknoun

(agriculture) A field sown two years in succession.

Chorusverb

(transitive) To say in unison; to express in unison.

Hooknoun

(authorship) 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.

Chorusverb

(transitive) To echo (a particular sentiment).

Hooknoun

(authorship) A gimmick or element of a creative work intended to be attention-grabbing for the audience; a compelling idea for a story that will be sure to attract people's attention.

Chorusverb

(intransitive) To sing the chorus (of a song).

Hooknoun

A finesse.

Chorusverb

(intransitive) To speak as if in chorus (about something)

Hooknoun

A jack (the playing card).

Chorusverb

(intransitive) To echo in unison another person's words.

Hooknoun

(geography) A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end, such as Sandy Hook in New Jersey.

Chorusverb

(intransitive) (of animals) To make their cry together.

Hooknoun

(music) A catchy musical phrase which forms the basis of a popular song.

‘The song's hook snared me.’;

Chorusnoun

A band of singers and dancers.

‘The Grecian tragedy was at first nothing but a chorus of singers.’;

Hooknoun

A ship's anchor.

Chorusnoun

A company of persons supposed to behold what passed in the acts of a tragedy, and to sing the sentiments which the events suggested in couplets or verses between the acts; also, that which was thus sung by the chorus.

‘What the lofty, grave tragedians taughtIn chorus or iambic.’;

Hooknoun

(programming) Part of a system's operation that can be intercepted to change or augment its behaviour.

‘We've added hooks to allow undefined message types to be handled with custom code.’;

Chorusnoun

An interpreter in a dumb show or play.

Hooknoun

(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.

Chorusnoun

A company of singers singing in concert.

Hooknoun

(typography) a diacritical mark shaped like the upper part of a question mark, as in ỏ.

Chorusnoun

A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices.

Hooknoun

a háček.

Chorusnoun

Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts.

Hooknoun

Senses relating to sports.

Chorusnoun

The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.

Hooknoun

(baseball) A curveball.

‘He threw a hook in the dirt.’;

Chorusverb

To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously.

Hooknoun

(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.

Chorusnoun

any utterance produced simultaneously by a group;

‘a chorus of boos’;

Hooknoun

(bowling) A ball that is rolled in a curved line.

Chorusnoun

a group of people assembled to sing together

Hooknoun

(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.’;

Chorusnoun

the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

Hooknoun

(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.

Chorusnoun

a body of dancers or singers who perform together

Hooknoun

(golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the left. (See draw, slice, fade.)

Chorusnoun

a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

Hooknoun

Any of the chevrons denoting rank.

Chorusverb

utter in unison;

‘`yes,' the children chorused’;

Hookverb

(transitive) To attach a hook to.

‘Hook the bag here, and the conveyor will carry it away.’;

Chorusverb

sing in a choir

Hookverb

(transitive) To catch with a hook hook a fish.

‘He hooked a snake accidentally, and was so scared he dropped his rod into the water.’;

Chorusnoun

a part of a song which is repeated after each verse

‘strong guitar-driven songs with big, big choruses’;

Hookverb

(transitive) To work yarn into a fabric using a hook; to crochet.

Chorusnoun

a piece of choral music, especially one forming part of a larger work such as an opera

‘a selection of choruses from the ‘Messiah’’;

Hookverb

(transitive) To insert in a curved way reminiscent of a hook.

‘He hooked his fingers through his belt loops.’;

Chorusnoun

a simple song for group singing in informal Christian worship

‘a typical service includes several hymns and choruses sung by all’;

Hookverb

(transitive) To ensnare or obligate 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.’;

Chorusnoun

a large organized group of singers, especially one which performs with an orchestra or opera company

‘he has words of praise for the RSNO Chorus’;

Hookverb

To steal.

Chorusnoun

a group of singers or dancers performing together in a supporting role in a musical or opera

‘the orchestra lacked polish and the chorus were inclined to rush ahead regardless’;

Hookverb

(transitive) To connect (hook into, hook together).

‘If you hook your network cable into the jack, you'll be on the network.’;

Chorusnoun

a simultaneous utterance of something by many people

‘‘Good morning,’ we replied in chorus’; ‘a growing chorus of complaint’;

Hookverb

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.’;

Chorusnoun

(in ancient Greek tragedy) a group of performers who comment together on the main action

‘Sophocles no longer gave the chorus the major role’;

Hookverb

To play a hook shot.

Chorusnoun

a single character who speaks the prologue and other linking parts of the play, especially in Elizabethan drama.

Hookverb

(rugby) To succeed in heeling the ball back out of a scrum (used particularly of the team's designated hooker).

Chorusnoun

a section of text spoken by the chorus in drama.

Hookverb

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.’;

Chorusnoun

a device used with an amplified musical instrument to give the impression that more than one instrument is being played

‘a chorus pedal’;

Hookverb

(soccer) To swerve a ball; kick a ball so it swerves or bends.

Chorusverb

(of a group of people) say the same thing at the same time

‘‘Morning, Sister,’ the nurses chorused’;

Hookverb

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.’;

Hookverb

(Scrabble) To play a word perpendicular to another word by adding a single letter to the existing word.

Hookverb

To finesse.

Hookverb

(transitive) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.

Hookverb

(intransitive) To move or go with a sudden turn.

Hooknoun

A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.

Hooknoun

That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.

Hooknoun

An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.

‘Like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook.’;

Hooknoun

See Eccentric, and V-hook.

Hooknoun

A snare; a trap.

Hooknoun

A field sown two years in succession.

Hooknoun

The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; - called also hook bones.

Hooknoun

A spit or narrow cape of sand or gravel turned landward at the outer end; as, Sandy Hook in New Jersey.

Hooknoun

The curving motion of a ball, as in bowling or baseball, curving away from the hand which threw the ball; in golf, a curving motion in the direction of the golfer who struck the ball.

Hooknoun

A procedure within the encoding of a computer program which allows the user to modify the program so as to import data from or export data to other programs.

Hookverb

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.

‘Hook him, my poor dear, . . . at any sacrifice.’;

Hookverb

To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.

Hookverb

To steal.

Hookverb

To bend; to curve as a hook.

Hookverb

To move or go with a sudden turn;

Hooknoun

a catch for locking a door

Hooknoun

a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

Hooknoun

anything that serves as an enticement

Hooknoun

a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something

Hooknoun

a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something

Hooknoun

a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;

‘he tooks lessons to cure his hooking’;

Hooknoun

a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

Hooknoun

a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket

Hookverb

fasten with a hook

Hookverb

rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Hookverb

make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle;

‘She sat there crocheting all day’;

Hookverb

hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left

Hookverb

take by theft;

‘Someone snitched my wallet!’;

Hookverb

make off with belongings of others

Hookverb

hit with a hook;

‘His opponent hooked him badly’;

Hookverb

catch with a hook;

‘hook a fish’;

Hookverb

to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)

Hookverb

secure with the foot;

‘hook the ball’;

Hookverb

entice and trap;

‘The car salesman had snared three potential customers’;

Hookverb

approach with an offer of sexual favors;

‘he was solicited by a prostitute’; ‘The young man was caught soliciting in the park’;

Hook

A hook is a tool consisting of a length of material, typically metal, that contains a portion that is curved or indented, such that it can be used to grab onto, connect, or otherwise attach itself onto another object. In a number of uses, one end of the hook is pointed, so that this end can pierce another material, which is then held by the curved or indented portion.

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