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English definition of “hook (sb/sth) up to sth”

hook (sb/sth) up to sth

phrasal verb with hook     /hʊk/ verb
to connect a machine to a power supply or to another machine, or to connect a person to a piece of medical equipment: Can we hook up to the electricity supply at the campsite? Helen was unconscious and hooked up to a life support machine.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
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