\ ˈhu̇kt How to pronounce hooked (audio) , sense 1 is also ˈhu̇-kəd How to pronounce hooked (audio) \

Definition of hooked

1 : having the form of a hook
2 : provided with a hook
3 : made by hooking a hooked rug
4a : 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 Josie Struthoff is positively hooked on Texas longhorns. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "All you need to know about legendary longhorns, true Texas icons," 18 Feb. 2021 He became hooked on both the strategy of the sport as well as the companionship of both the birds and the people who fly them. New York Times, "Pigeon Guys Face Tough Times: ‘Who Has the Money? Who Has the Roof?’," 18 Feb. 2021 If one or more of these things speak to you, you're probably hooked on Netflix's latest marathon-able show. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Bridgerton Season 1," 28 Dec. 2020 Or the three women, handbags hooked on their arms, who were photographed with Lyndon B. Johnson, Ralph Abernathy, and Martin Luther King Jr. at the signing of the Voting Rights Act. Deborah Cohen, The Atlantic, "The Real Legacy of the Suffrage Movement," 20 Dec. 2020 Just how hooked consumers are thanks to the pandemic is clear from financial documents filed on November 13th by DoorDash, America’s biggest food-delivery company, ahead of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange next month. The Economist, "DoorDash is a dish served piping hot. Will it cool?," 21 Nov. 2020 Woods gets a huge break when his hooked approach hits a tree and bounces back toward the edge of the green. Los Angeles Times, "Dustin Johnson holds four-stroke lead at Masters; Tiger Woods falls back," 14 Nov. 2020 The shot that defined his victory was a hooked sand wedge from deep in the woods. Star Tribune, "Masters of a different hue opens with power hitters on pause," 12 Nov. 2020 The 37-year-old resident of Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood became hooked on the sport after discovering it a couple of years ago as a date-night activity. Charles Passy, WSJ, "New York’s Ax-Throwing Bars Hope to Cut Through Pandemic Malaise," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hooked

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

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

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26 Feb 2021

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“Hooked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooked. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hooked

: shaped like a hook
: addicted to a drug
: very interested in and enthusiastic about something


\ ˈhu̇kt How to pronounce hooked (audio) \

Kids Definition of hooked

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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