hooked hooked  /ˈhʊkt/


  1. (adj) curved down like an eagle's beak
  2. (adj) addicted to a drug
  3. (adj) having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold)


  1. For a species wired for survival, we have an odd habit of getting hooked on things that can kill us.
  2. In both studies, participants wore goggles hooked up to cameras planted behind them, so that participants had a view of their own backs.
  3. The poor limerent is so hooked that nothing matters except the beloved, and feelings swoop between ecstasy and pain.


  1. Problems prevent opening of Hooked on Fishing Park

    EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Problem after problem has prevented kids in the heart of Illinois from learning how to fish at the Hooked on Fishing Park in East Peoria.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois

  2. Why Don Draper Shouldn't Be Your Ad Guy

    Like many people in marketing and advertising, I'm hooked on the AMC series Mad Men. While most of us are too young to have directly experienced the world of high-stakes advertising in the 1960s, the show evokes nostalgia for a kind of golden age.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Hooked on Africa: Fairbanks Man Relishes Hunts in Zimbabwe, South Africa

    Nello Cooper went on what was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime hunting expedition with his brother in 1993, but became hooked. Now he’s visited Zimbabwe four times and South Africa twice.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KTVA Anchorage


  1. "He hooked me in the left rear," Vickers said. "To wreck somebody intentionally like that in front of the entire field is really kind of dangerous."
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Brian Vickers Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. "As soon as I saw the video when I was a boy of Maradona lifting the trophy and crying I was hooked," van Persie said. "I can't tell you how many times I have watched that clip. I have wanted to play in a final since I was a kid. Of course I...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Robin van Persie Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. Mr Anderton said "the squid was eating a hooked toothfish when it was hauled from the deep".
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Jim Anderton Source: Independent

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