hooked : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  fasten with a hook
  • v  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • v  make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
  • v  hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels to the left
  • v  take by theft
  • v  make off with belongings of others
  • v  hit with a hook
    His opponent hooked him badly
  • v  catch with a hook
  • v  to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug)
  • v  secure with the foot
  • v  entice and trap
  • v  approach with an offer of sexual favors
  • s  curved down like an eagle's beak
  • s  addicted to a drug
  • s  having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold);

  • For a species wired for survival, we have an odd habit of getting hooked on things that can kill us.
  • He hooked us on football as show biz and gave Sunday (and Monday) a new kind of religious significance.
  • In recent months, work has begun on initiatives to connect countries in eastern and southern Africa the only major populated regions not hooked up to the global broadband .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - WEEK News 25 Central Illinois
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Forbes
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - KTVA Anchorage

  • Brian Vickers in Austin American-Statesman
    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."
  • Robin van Persie in New Zealand Herald
    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...
  • Jim Anderton in Independent
    Mr Anderton said "the squid was eating a hooked toothfish when it was hauled from the deep".

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