Meaning of “hook up” in the English Dictionary

"hook up" in English

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hook up

phrasal verb with hook uk /hʊk/ us /hʊk/ verb

hook-upnoun [ C ]

also hookup /ˈhʊkˌʌp/ /ˈhʊkˌʌp/

a meeting for sex:

Her mother had no idea she was arranging hook-ups with boys in the middle of the night.

a connection to an electricity supply, a telephone network, the internet, etc. :

The campsite has water and electric hook-ups.
He entered his plea from the jail via a video hook-up.

(Definition of “hook up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hook up

phrasal verb with hook us /hʊk/ verb [ T ]


to meet with someone, or to begin a relationship, esp. for a particular purpose:

Give me a call if you'd like to hook up for lunch sometime.
The program is really an opportunity for college kids to hook up and get to know each other.

(Definition of “hook up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)