hook it

hook it

1. To flee or run away. This usage is primarily heard in the UK. We hooked it when we heard police sirens advancing.
2. To solicit and accept a car ride from someone, usually a stranger; to hitchhike. The phrase refers to the thumb (used to attract a passing driver's attention) as a "hook." If the bus isn't running today, what are we going to do, hook it?
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hook it

run away. British informal
See also: hook

hook it

tv. to get a ride by hitchhiking. (The hook is the thumb. Compare to foot it.) My car broke down and I had to hook it home.
See also: hook
References in classic literature ?
Pricked by the first hook it touches, the sturgeon gives a startled leap and comes into contact with half a dozen more hooks.
For those who have long been admirers and advocates of the creative, classy qualities of Hook it will be a sad day.
Ultimately, the record is broken on luck, but you have to be able to handle the fish once you hook it up.