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thanx in advance
sometimes it has bad connotations, like in "hooked by drugs"
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
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
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 us
... Or has that got 'another meaning' in American English?! :-)
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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