from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system or network of electrical circuits or equipment designed to operate together.
- n. A configuration of mechanical parts or devices providing a link between a supply source and a user: a gas hookup for a mobile home.
- n. A plan or schematic drawing of such a system or such a configuration.
- n. Informal A linkage or connection, often between unlikely associates or factors.
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- adj. For the purpose of connecting.
- n. A connection.
- n. A brief sexual relationship or encounter; a fling.
- n. A sexual partner
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- n. a device providing a connection between a power source and a user
- n. a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
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Holman and her colleagues queried 274 college students on how they defined the term "hookup" and how often they themselves hooked up.
The suburbanite with the hardcore porn hookup is masturbating to real sex, albeit at a DSL-enabled remove.
Every girl was a new challenge, a short-term hookup to broaden his horizons.
His pitch was that the incubator should offer more than the promise of a major label hookup if the artist could get himself to the next sales level.
Washer hookup is $11, but there is no hookup service for the gas.
The suburbanite with the hard-core porn hookup is masturbating to real sex, albeit at a DSL-enabled remove.
I can't get the hookup from the TV/VCR to the computer properly.
Search Engine Journal reckons a Microsoft/Yahoo hookup is a good idea, not least for the fact that this game is "all about volume".
Others are never doing anything you would call a hookup.
First of all, it refers to the person with whom you are hooking up “I only call my hookup after 1 A.M.”