hooked on

idiom

1
: addicted to (a drug)
He got hooked on drugs at an early age.
2
: 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 Australian authorities say the move spells the end of colorful branding and fun flavors that authorities say was a ploy to get children hooked on nicotine. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 1 July 2024 Here, one gets hooked on Chilean sea bass with coconut sauce, or on the goat garam masala, curried with spices and yogurt. Allana Haynes, Baltimore Sun, 27 June 2024 The iron artifact would have been hooked on a rope or strap and showed signs of use, officials said. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 25 June 2024 For those of us who got hooked on the Game of Thrones-verse back in the early 2010s, a new season of the show’s prequel series (whose first season came and went a long two years ago) is cause for celebration – and perhaps some commemorative streaming. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for hooked on 

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“Hooked on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooked%20on. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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