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"hooked" in British English

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hookedadjective

uk   us   /hʊkt/
  • hooked adjective (CANNOT STOP)

B2 [after verb] informal enjoying something so much that you are ​unable to ​stop having it, ​watching it, doing it, etc.: I was hooked after two ​episodes. [after verb] informal unable to ​stop taking a ​drug: to be hooked oncocaine
(Definition of hooked from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hookedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /hʊkt/ infml
stronglyattracted to something or someone: We were ​afraid she was getting hooked on ​painkillers, so we ​changed the ​medication. During the ​Olympics, we all got hooked on ​icedancing.
(Definition of hooked from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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