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hooked

adjective

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1 having a compulsive need for a harmful substance or activity
  • The group's mission is to help those who become hooked on opioids.

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2 having a great interest or need to do or have something
  • The couple got immediately hooked on the new show, and it became must-watch television for them.

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hooked

verb
past tense of hook

Synonyms & Antonyms of hooked (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • the pitcher hooked the ball, and the batter missed

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2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
  • hooked up three short chains together to make a longer necklace

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3 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • the monkey hooked four bananas from the basket and scampered away to enjoy them

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4 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • I hooked the biggest fish of the day, and then released it

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5 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • hang the bird feeder on a branch that hooks upward

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The first known use of hooked was before the 12th century

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hooked

hooked up

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“Hooked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hooked. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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