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Definition of hook up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


hook up

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hook up (to something)


hook somebody/somethingup (to something)

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to connect someone or something to a piece of electronic equipment, to a power supply, or to the Internet She was then hooked up to an IV drip. Check that the computer is hooked up to the printer. A large proportion of the nation's households are hooked up to the Internet.

    hook up (with somebody)

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  1. 1to meet someone and spend time with them In India I hooked up with a couple of students for a few weeks.
  2. 2to start working with someone They formed the band in 2008, hooking up with bass player Rod Byrne.

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