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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOOKED UP

She picked up her pole, hooked up the line, and prepared to accompany them.

How was Morley hooked up with the hidden phase of the affair?

Without a word he rose and went down to the barn and hooked up his team.

She glided gracefully out of saddle, and hooked up her skirt.

"I would like it better if you were hooked up with a straight American bank," I continued.

In the morning we hooked up the team and went down to the lake.

In no time at all the radio was hooked up and put-putting louder than ever.

The frame is hinged at the top, and hooked up to the ceiling during the day.

And now, I'm feeling my first tremors of regret that I ever hooked up with the guy.

Has an engine more or less stroke when it is hooked down or hooked up?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hoc "hook, angle," perhaps related to Old English haca "bolt," from Proto-Germanic *hokaz/*hakan- (cf. Old Frisian hok, Middle Dutch hoek, Dutch haak, German Haken "hook"), from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (cf. Russian kogot "claw"). For spelling, see hood (n.1).

Boxing sense of "short, swinging blow with the elbow bent" is from 1898. Figurative sense was in Middle English (see hooker). By hook or by crook (late 14c.) probably alludes to tools of professional thieves. Hook, line, and sinker "completely" is 1838, a metaphor from angling.

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