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
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.
One found him anyway, off the hooked fairway metal of Emiliano Grillo.
The sound of one phone not ringing: Cell phones were turned off and remained hooked to belts or stowed in knapsacks for most of the weekend.
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Before 12th Century
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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