hook on

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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 someone on something

Fig. to addict someone to a drug or alcohol. Careful, or you'll hook yourself on those tranquilizers. Some friend at school hooked Roger on dope. Sharon has hooked herself on cocaine.
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hook something on (to someone or something)

 and hook something on
to attach something to someone or something by a hook. Hook this sign on her and let her walk around advertising our play. Hook on the sign and hope that it stays. Hook it onto the tree carefully.
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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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hooked on something

 
1. Fig. addicted to a drug or something similar. Jenny is hooked on cocaine. She was not hooked on anything before that.
2. Fig. enthusiastic about something; supportive of something. Mary is hooked on football. She never misses a game. Jane is so happy! She's hooked on life.
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hooked (on something)

1. mod. cheated. I really got hooked on this travel deal.
2. mod. addicted (to a drug). Gert is hooked on horse.
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