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English definition of “hook”

hook

verb
 
 
/hʊk/
[T] to fasten something with a hook, hang something on a hook, or catch something with a hookConnecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures
be/get hooked on sth B2 to like or start to like doing something very much and want to do it all the time: He's completely hooked on computer games.Taking pleasure in somethingAddictionDrug addiction If you are hooked on a drug, you cannot stop taking it.Drug addictionAddiction
hooked adjective shaped like a hook: a hooked noseThe nose
(Definition of hook verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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