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Hook a ride

verb phrase

To get or beg a ride: Since Swede had no car, he either hooked rides from the waiters who did, or walked

[1940s+; probably fr hobo hook a rattler, ”get a ride on a freight train,” where hook means ”seize with the hands”]


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