dehook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ hook

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈhʊk/, /diːˈhuːk/

Verb[edit]

dehook (third-person singular simple present dehooks, present participle dehooking, simple past and past participle dehooked)

  1. (transitive) To remove a hook or hooks from.
    • 2006, Hartt Wixom, Fishing: the extra edge (page 37)
      There is no way an angler or guide should ever dehook a toothy specimen without gloves and pliers.