\ 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

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Examples of hooked in a Sentence

Her friends talked her into playing golf, and now she's hooked.
Recent Examples on the Web Sabrina Byrne bought bitcoin for the first time in January and quickly became hooked. Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 There’s a separate room dedicated to shoes and accessories, three full-sized dressing rooms (decorated with Shaker hooked rugs), and a private outdoor area. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2022 If a fish is deeply hooked, cut the line instead of trying to remove the hook. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2022 The film is a complete edge-of-the-seat thriller that will keep you hooked. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 5 Apr. 2022 Better yet, in an era where too many games are drowning in dialogue, Metroid Dread parcels out just enough story to keep you hooked and lets your imagination run wild from there. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2022 Players on both sides of the Atlantic became hooked, sharing screenshots of their success in the form of colored squares on social media. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Newsome may have grown up a Cavs fan, but that’s what’s kept him hooked. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 17 Feb. 2022 No answers, but a very promising new love triangle to keep us hooked. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hooked

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

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21 May 2022

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“Hooked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooked. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for hooked


\ 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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