Synonyms of 'by hook or by crook'
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by any meansDictionary, somehow, somehow or other
They intend to get their way, by hook or by crook.
by any means
You use somehow to say that you do not know or cannot say how something was done or will be done.
I managed, somehow, to scrape a living.
somehow or other
by fair means or foul
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Thesaurus for by hook or by crook from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone says they will do something by hook or by crook , they are determined to do it, even if they have to make a great effort or use dishonest means.