hooked

adjective

ˈhu̇kt How to pronounce hooked (audio)
sense 1 is also
ˈhu̇-kəd How to pronounce hooked (audio)
1
: having the form of a hook
2
: provided with a hook
3
: made by hooking
a hooked rug
4
a
: addicted to narcotics
b
: fascinated by or devoted to something

Examples of hooked in a Sentence

Her friends talked her into playing golf, and now she's hooked.
Recent Examples on the Web Frustrated after hours wrestling with a hooked stingray, one of them shoots it with a revolver. Elizabeth Blair, NPR, 9 Apr. 2024 Some people get very hooked into the early stages of a disaster, the honeymoon phase. Rob Reddick, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2024 Her friend became hooked dealing with pain from a medical issue, Jewell, 65, of Portsmouth, said. The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2024 Glasner, who’s already started filming with his phone, can see the shark trying to eat the hooked snapper below the surface. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 7 Mar. 2024 When it is reached, anglers will be instructed to immediately release any hooked rainbow trout back into the river. The Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2024 However, the greater’s bill is broad, while the lesser’s is narrow and slightly hooked. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 8 Feb. 2024 With 24/7 unrestricted access to news updates and social media feeds, there’s always something new to scroll through, keeping us hooked and unable to break free from the cycle. Mark Travers, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Through her youth swim club, Holman tried water polo through a series of weekly clinics and became hooked on the sport. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hooked was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hooked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooked. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

hooked

adjective
1
: shaped like or provided with a hook
2
a
: addicted to narcotics
b
: fascinated by or fond of something
hooked on skiing
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