Definition of hook up in English:

hook up

1 (also hook someone/thing up) Link or be linked to electronic equipment: [with object]: Ali was hooked up to an electrocardiograph
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  • There is also a links page, which hooks you up to a number of rare book sites and other author sites.
  • This is the process where your computer or server tries to make a network connection via internet protocol, a common way of hooking this equipment up.
  • She warned us in a well rehearsed sinister tone that we should not be alarmed by the medical equipment Fay had been hooked up to.
2 informal (Of two people) meet or form a relationship: he hooked up with a friend in Budapest
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  • Within days, you'll be able to find photos, download songs and hook up with friends you met at the show.
  • He apparently has no problem meeting people and hooking up with people, yet he says that as soon as you're back in town he wants to settle down and be with you and never be with another girl.
  • I've been in two long serious relationships, and hooking up with handsome slightly drunk rich kids was exactly what the doctor ordered.
2.1Engage in or form a casual sexual relationship: hooking up with total strangers can be very dangerous
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  • She was not about to help her creepy ex-boyfriend hook up with a girl two years too young for him.
  • Whether in Venice or Hamburg, they have always hooked up - turning a mere journey into an " erotic pursuit ".
  • I didn't feel guilty, or satisfied that I'd finally hooked up with my dream girl.
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