hook oneself on

hook on

1. To use a hook to fasten something to someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hook" and "on." Can you use this to hook on the tarp?
2. To cause someone or oneself to become addicted to a particular substance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hook" and "on." Please don't give the kids any soda—I don't want them hooked on caffeine at such a young age. I have no interest in hooking myself on drugs, thank you very much.
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hook oneself on someone or something

Fig. to become enamored of someone or something. I'm afraid I've hooked myself on Alice. He hooked himself on Bach organ music.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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