hooked on


: addicted to (a drug)
He got hooked on drugs at an early age.
: very interested and enthusiastic about (something)
He's hooked on skiing.
She got hooked on the show after watching one episode.

Examples of hooked on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additional efforts are needed everywhere to help discourage young people from getting hooked on tobacco. Jon-Patrick Allem, The Conversation, 31 May 2024 On this episode, find out how America got hooked on calorie counting, and why the system continues to endure. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 May 2024 The longtime friends and collaborators remember seeing the original Time Bandits as young kids and getting hooked on its chaotic and darkly comedic tone. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 20 May 2024 Almost from that day, she was hooked on open-water swimming. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Even when he got hooked on speed, the dangers didn’t seem real. Jeff Gage, Rolling Stone, 23 Apr. 2024 He got hooked on heroin after several knee surgeries. The Indianapolis Star, 18 Apr. 2024 Lawmakers have tried to diversify the economy for years, yet Las Vegas remains hooked on tourism. Jenny Vrentas, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Inside the visitors clubhouse was proof of the obsession: A baseball team was suddenly hooked on espresso. Rustin Dodd, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024

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“Hooked on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooked%20on. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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