from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to assemble the parts of a mechanism, especially by connecting wires.
  • v. to connect to a power supply or a signal source.
  • v. to form an association (with) someone.
  • v. to have a casual sexual experience with another person, usually without any future relationship intended.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. connect or link


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  • The plan was to flash their bootleg SFN press passes, and make their way into the VIP area, hook up with some big spenders, and to toast Thursday night in style.


  • The emergency worker was hovering over Zoey, pushing past them to take vital signs, hook up an IV, and try to stanch the flow of blood.


  • He-me are surplus, never manage to hook up in a six.

    Morgan’s Run

  • An exasperated Liz Jones, editor of Marie Claire, wrote in the Sunday Times of London this year about men who are habitual sexual deceivers Lotharios, “Are all men like this or is it just the ones I hook up with?”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • If you can only manage to hook up your belly just three quarters of an inch-before you run, so as to give your legs full sweep, you'd beat Bill Mitten thirty yards in the hundred, I know you would. '

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • So, to create some sort of a balance, I made sure to hook up with the deepest, richest-toned brothers out there.

    Finding Dignity

  • Imagine trying to play This Little Piggy when what you really want is to hook up with a guy for a great night of smoking and touch me right there, please.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • Everyone knew she needed to hook up with someone more face-equal.


  • "I tuk the trouble to put a iron hook up in the shed-room jest fer that halted, an 'now somebody has tore down the hook an' I can't find hair nur hide o 'the halter."

    Northern Georgia sketches,

  • The mules being without protection, we tried hard to save them from the vicious insects by creating a dense smoke from a circle of smothered fires, within which chain the grateful brutes gladly stood; but this relief was only partial, so the moment there was light enough to enable us to hook up we pulled out for Abercrombie in hot haste.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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