\ 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.

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However, there's nothing in the agreement that says Wayne State and the DMC have to stay hooked together. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "DMC, Wayne State fight for years with millions of dollars and care of poor at stake," 20 June 2019 While celebrating Mother’s Day, Schumer went on to post a funny image of herself grimacing while hooked up to a drip and sitting in a bathroom. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Amy Schumer Jokes She’ll Wear ‘Hospital Underwear for Life’ as She Cuddles with 5-Week-Old Son Gene," 8 June 2019 Despite all protests about impracticality, celebrities and style enthusiasts remain hooked on purses that barely fit a lipstick. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner’s Favorite Micro-Bags Are Worth Their Impracticality," 31 May 2019 There’s still a fall TV season ahead, but broadcast, cable and streaming outlets proudly tout their efforts to keep you hooked year-round to screens big or small. Lynn Elber, Twin Cities, "Sexy dramas, big-money games, Ailes film heat up summer TV," 10 June 2019 But some people start taking it over a period of weeks and months and become hooked. Korin Miller, SELF, "Justin Bieber on Recovering From Xanax Abuse: 'It Got Pretty Dark'," 7 Feb. 2019 Flat-track roller derby had sprung up in Vienna, and friends at a pub talked about how their girlfriends and female friends had gotten hooked. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Female Roller Derby Skaters Are Fearless—So Are Their Male Cheerleaders," 7 Dec. 2018 The first episode is gonna get people hooked — there's a lot that happens. Ellen Collis, Seventeen, "Must-Watch TV Tonight: The Premiere of CLUE!," 14 Nov. 2011 Get Started If the wiring in the box is dead and nothing appears out of the ordinary, loosen each terminal screw and remove the hooked wire from beneath the screwhead. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Wire a Light Switch," 17 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hooked

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

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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