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hi, someone told me you will get hooked what does that mean? he was adimring something in me then said that?

thanx in advance
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you will get caught/captive/entrapped in it

sometimes it has bad connotations, like in "hooked by drugs"
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as (1) slang : to reduce to a complete loss of self-control : make wholly dependent -- usually used in passive <hooked by the morphine habit> (2) slang : to entrap into improper, undesirable, or foolish activity <when the sucker listens he's half hooked> (3) : to hold (a dancing partner) by interlocking feet or elbows; also : to interlock (feet or elbows) in dancing

Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary
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Hi,

someone told me you will get hooked what does that mean? he was adimring something in me then said that?

Generally speaking, it means 'you will become addicted to something'. eg As soon as I tried chocolate-chip ice cream, I got hooked.

In a more serious way, it's often used for people who become adicted to illegal drugs.

If someone says to you, 'The first time I saw you, I got hooked', they are saying they like(d) you a lot.

Best wishes, Clive
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I wonder if he meant "get hooked up" which is slang for getting married...
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Ann, around here, if you "hook up," it tends to mean you enjoy the... uh... benefits of marriage on a FAR more temporary basis.
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Grammar Geek Ann, around here, if you "hook up," it tends to mean you enjoy the... uh... benefits of marriage on a FAR more temporary basis.
Thank you for illuminating the meaning of this idiom for usEmotion: smile
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Hi Barbara. Thanks for the warning! For us Brits (as far as I remember!) it's not like that. It's similar to "getting hitched".
... Or has that got 'another meaning' in American English?! :-)
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Nope, nope. To say "get hitched" means to get married. You're safe on that one.

This meaning of "hook up" is relatively new. But if you were to hear your sixteen year old daughter say to her friend about some guy "We hooked up at Mary's party" it would definitely have that meaning. Remember that as you search for the Valium.
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AnnvanHi Barbara. Thanks for the warning! For us Brits (as far as I remember!) it's not like that. It's similar to "getting hitched". ...

Yes, in this BrE slang dictionary it is STILL this wayEmotion: smile
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get hitched Verb.
To get married

http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/g.htm
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