Hook someone up



verb phrase

To arrest someone; collar, pinch

[1990s+ Police; probably fr the act of handcuffing someone]

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    [hoo k-swing-ing] /ˈhʊkˌswɪŋ ɪŋ/ noun 1. a ritualistic torture, practiced among the Mandan Indians, in which a voluntary victim was suspended from attached to the flesh of the back.

  • Hook-swinging

    [hoo k-swing-ing] /ˈhʊkˌswɪŋ ɪŋ/ noun 1. a ritualistic torture, practiced among the Mandan Indians, in which a voluntary victim was suspended from attached to the flesh of the back.



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