hookup hookup  /ˈhʊ ˌkəp/


  1. (n) a device providing a connection between a power source and a user
  2. (n) a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose


  1. Certainly some of their appeal lies in their fine moral hygiene: they're an alternative to the hookup scene, Gossip Girls for good girls.
  2. Other studies imply that girls, while not exactly chaste, are not behaving in ways that media reports about the hookup culture might lead us to believe.
  3. The show was put on a coast-to-coast hookup after 17 weeks on a local circuit, and has a large and loyal following in the Pacific area.


  1. Brazil and Big Data Drive GoodData Funding Deal

    Tech companies agree that big data has become a very big deal, and so has the fast-growing software market in Brazil. Both are at play in a multi-continent hookup helping to pump $22 million into a startup called GoodData.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  2. The daily gossip: Kanye West says he didn't cheat on Kim Kardashian, and more

    5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from Miley Cyrus' denial of a hookup with Justin Bieber to the Jackie Chan musical
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. Roadmap For An Unlikely Zynga Turnaround

    Zynga?s (ZNGA) hookup with Facebook (FB) seemed like such a great match four years ago, bringing together an up-and-coming gaming company with the hottest gathering place of people in need of entertainment. In retrospect, Zynga might have been better off with fewer likes and more experience in its corner. Just ask shareholders at competitor Electronic Arts (EA), who are so much happier now than ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. Traveling in California, Mukasey said of the request: "I suppose if they really want to talk to him, there must be a way to do it by remote hookup. ...... We generally don't let people out of jail."
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The idea here is to improve the assurance that when you do a domain name hookup you get back the IP address that was intended, as opposed to something that was modified by a hacker," said Cerf.
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Vinton Cerf Source: PC World

  3. "It obviously wouldn't be Michael Mancini without a hookup, and he obviously has to hook up outside of his marriage:[so] it's always a possibility," Thomas, 50, tells E!
    on Sep 8, 2009 By: Thomas Calabro Source: OK! Magazine

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