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 narcoticsb : 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 of hooked from the Web
Howlett was featured in a video by the International Fund for Animal Welfare that explained how rescuers use hooked knives at the end of long poles to rescue whales ensnared in fishing ropes.
DiGiulian also trolls double-hooked bonito strips and ballyhoo for wahoo.
The Sonics were in the middle of their surge to the 1996 Finals, and Cho became hooked on hoops.
People who visit the booth and become truly hooked on crafting tiny vessels can join the guild, which meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in one of two ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
But being hooked and being accepted are two different things.
On a calm cat a straight-up tail with a hooked tip is a friendly greeting, while an aggressive cat may just have its tail straight up.
Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing patients would get hooked.
A potent staple of network prime time in the 1990s, such programs faded after 2000, as younger viewers became hooked on reality shows while news watchers had three cable channels to choose from.
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First Known Use of hooked
before 12th century
HOOKED Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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