hooked

adjective \ ˈhu̇kt , sense 1 is also ˈhu̇-kəd \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of hooked

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

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

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First Known Use of hooked

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HOOKED Defined for English Language Learners

hooked

Definition of hooked for English Language Learners

  • : shaped like a hook

  • : addicted to a drug

  • : very interested in and enthusiastic about something


HOOKED Defined for Kids

hooked

adjective \ ˈhu̇kt \

Definition of hooked for Students

1 : shaped like or provided with a hook
  • a hooked beak
2 : fascinated by or fond of something
  • He's hooked on computer games.

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