To meet or associate with someone: Don't be fazed by these homophones. The nurse hooked the patient up to the oxygen tubes. We finally hooked up after five years of living together. Assemble or wire a mechanism, as in Dick helped us hook up the stereo system. In this usage, the phrase is often written as one word "hookup". Natan Monteiro says:
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16 Ways to Use the Word HOOK: Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, and Slang
The plumber hooked the pipes up to the shower. He hooked up with the other members of the band in Amsterdam. This is used only in informal situations. Which Word Came First? LoginRegisterLogin instantly with Facebook.