hookup

noun hook·up \ ˈhu̇k-ˌəp \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of hookup

1 : a state of cooperation or alliance
2 : an assemblage (as of circuits) used for a specific purpose (such as radio transmission); also : the plan of such an assemblage
3 : an arrangement of mechanical parts; also : connection
  • a campsite with electric, water, and sewer hookups
4 : an act or an instance of hooking up; especially : a casual sexual encounter

Examples of hookup in a Sentence

  1. The interview will be broadcast through a satellite hookup.

  2. The cabin has electric and water hookups.

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First Known Use of hookup

1903

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hook up

verb

Definition of hook up

: to become associated especially in a working, social, or sexual relationship

Examples of hook up in a Sentence

  1. how that odd couple ever hooked up we'll never know

First Known Use of hook up

1907

in the meaning defined above

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hook up Synonyms


HOOKUP Defined for English Language Learners

hookup

Definition of hookup for English Language Learners

  • : an arrangement or part by which pieces of equipment can be connected



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