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hooked

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adjective \ˈhu̇kt, 1 is also ˈhu̇-kəd\

Simple Definition of hooked

  • : shaped like a hook

  • : addicted to a drug

  • : very interested in and enthusiastic about something

Full Definition of hooked

  1. 1 :  having the form of a hook

  2. 2 :  provided with a hook

  3. 3 :  made by hooking <a hooked rug>

  4. 4 a :  addicted to narcotics b :  fascinated by or devoted to something

Examples of hooked

  1. Her friends talked her into playing golf, and now she's hooked.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of hooked

before 12th century



HOOKED Defined for Kids

hooked

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adjective \ˈhu̇kt\

Definition of hooked

  1. 1 :  shaped like or provided with a hook <a hooked beak>

  2. 2 :  fascinated by or fond of something <He's hooked on computer games.>





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