Definition of hooked in English:

hooked

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʊkt
 
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adjective

1Curved like a hook: a golden eagle with hooked beak
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  • Also, one can spot grey hornbills, with their hooked beaks perched on the branches in meditative silence.
  • The first was 6ft tall, in his mid 20s with fairly short, mousy brown hair and a large hooked nose.
  • She's probably got a hooked nose, a pointed hat, a large black cauldron, a broomstick and a black cat.
Synonyms
1.1Having a hook or hooks: a hooked gold earring
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  • When dry, the gold is burnished with a hooked or rounded tool called a burnisher.
  • The hooked tool works well but is limited in the cuts it can make.
  • This design has a hooked clasp and the strands are not woven, but left loose to resemble an armful of beaded bangles.
2 informal Addicted: a girl who got hooked on cocaine
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  • He describes himself as addicted to optimism, and his ministry is about getting everyone else hooked on it too.
  • They discovered that those rats given a high-fat diet became hooked and displayed symptoms similar to those of a drug addict deprived of their fix if their fat was taken away.
  • It is a place where drug dealers get rich and lazy, by selling tiny doses of drugs to hooked customers with up to 20 people an hour queuing at the door to buy.
Synonyms
addicted to, dependent on, with a … habit
informal using
US black slang have a jones for
2.1Devoted to or absorbed in something: cricket fans are currently hooked on a series of college matches
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  • They were both hooked on the show even though Meredith and Brad liked to make fun of them for it.
  • After I read the first book I was hooked on the series and even though it is written for teens, it was something that I found extremely interesting to read.
  • I must admit I am still hooked on the series, the developing characters and their ongoing, individual stories.
Synonyms
very keen on, very enthusiastic about, devoted to, addicted to, obsessed with, fixated on, fanatical about
North American informal nutso over
Australian/New Zealand informal shook on
3(Of a rug or mat) made by pulling woollen yarn through canvas with a hook.
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  • There were many guest rooms, each with a white linen cover on the bed, a table, a chair, white curtains, an oval hooked rug next to the bed.
  • The American hooked rug dates to the nineteenth century.
  • Today hooked rugs survive in some quantity, but folk art collectors are much more likely to hang early examples on their walls than put them on the floor.

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