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See definition of on the hook on Dictionary.com
  • as inaccountable
  • as inresponsible

synonyms for on the hook

  • answerable
  • culpable
  • liable
  • obliged
  • charged with
  • obligated

antonyms for on the hook

MOST RELEVANT
  • unaccountable
  • blameless
  • innocent
  • irresponsible
  • unreliable
  • untrustworthy
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How to use on the hook in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Only then did I own that by hook or by crook—and mostly by crook, I was forced to suspect—they had purposely given me the slip.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
His face was hidden beneath a beard of bristling, bushy red, and he had a sharp hook nose and small, bright eyes.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The sailors tried to catch some with a hook and line, and were fortunate enough to succeed.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The launch was already under way, and young Cargill trying to avoid it better, thrust with his boat-hook at the side of the lock.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
It was the merest baby—half-an-ounce, perhaps—and it fell from the hook into the herbage some yards from the stream.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
He crossed to the wall phone and gently removed the receiver from its hook and held it to his ear.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO ON THE HOOK

  • answerable
  • charged with
  • culpable
  • liable
  • obligated
  • obliged
  • on the hook
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.