subhooked

hooked

[hookt]
adjective
1.
bent like a hook; hook-shaped.
2.
having a hook or hooks.
3.
made with a hook or by hooking.
4.
Informal.
a.
addicted to narcotic drugs.
b.
slavishly interested in, devoted to, or obsessed with: He was hooked on television.
5.
Slang. married.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English hoked, Old English hōkede. See hook1, ed2, -ed3

hookedness [hook-id-nis] , noun
subhooked, adjective
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hooked (hʊkt)
 
adj
1.  bent like a hook
2.  having a hook or hooks
3.  caught or trapped
4.  a slang word for married
5.  slang addicted to a drug
6.  (often foll by on) obsessed (with)
 
hookedness
 
n

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hook
O.E. hoc, perhaps related to O.E. haca "bolt," from P.Gmc. *khokaz/*khakan- (cf. Du. haak, Ger. Haken "hook"), from PIE *keg- "bent object" (cf. Rus. kogot "claw"). For spelling, see hood. Boxing sense of "short, swinging blow with the elbow bent" is from 1898. Fig. sense was in M.E. (see
hooker); hooked "addicted" is from 1925, originally in ref. to narcotics. By hook or by crook (c.1380) probably alludes to tools of professional thieves. Hook, line, and sinker "completely" is 1838, a metaphor from angling.
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