See the word "hook" in the dictionary
hook 2 ●○○ verb [transitive]
1 FISH to catch a fish with a hook
I hooked a 20-pound salmon last week.
2 FASTEN [always + adverb/preposition] to fasten or hang something onto something else hook something onto/to something
Just hook the bucket onto the rope and lower it down.
3 BEND YOUR FINGER/ARM ETC [always + adverb/preposition] to bend your finger, arm, or leg, especially so that you can pull or hold something else
Ruth hooked her arm through Tony’s.
He tried to hook his leg over the branch.
These are movement verbs:
I took/ moved / carried... the hat out of the water.
There are other verbs that you will not do any further action. For example,
You say "I touched/ grabbed/held the hat"
But you can not say "I touched/ grabbed/held the hat out of the water"
When you look at the third definition, it means "you put something that looks like a hook in something so that you can pull it".
The dictionary say "so that you can pull it". This means the verb "hook" doesn't carry the meaning that "it pulls something".
And I think "hook" is like "touch" or "grab" or "hold" because you just make something like a cane in contact with a hat, for example, but you don't pull the hat.
Suppose you dropped your hat into a river and you used a cane to get it out of the water.
My question is that:
Does the verb "hook" mean:
1- "you just connect the hook to something and you do not move the thing around"?
2- "you connect the hook to something and you move that thing too"?
With the fist meaning, we have to say "I hooked the cane into the hat then took it out of the water" because the verb "hook" does not mean to carry something away.
With the second meaning, we just need to say "I hooked the hat out of the water" because the verb "hook" includes the meaning of carrying something away.