[hoo k-uhp] /ˈhʊkˌʌp/
an act or instance of hooking up.
an assembly and connection of parts, components, or apparatus into a circuit, network, machine, or system.
the circuit, network, machine, or system so formed.
a device or connection, as a plug, hose, or pipe, for conveying electricity, a water supply, etc., from a source to a user:
Some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers.
Informal. an association, alliance, or cooperative effort:
A closer hookup of Caribbean nations would be good for international trade.
also hook up, “connection,” 1903; modern slang verbal sense of “to meet for sex” is attested by 2003.
A sex act; screw, piece of ass (1990s+)
[hoo k] /hʊk/ noun 1. a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something. 2. a fishhook. 3. anything that catches; snare; trap. 4. something that attracts attention or serves as an enticement: The product is good but we need a sales hook to get people […]
[hoo k-ee] /ˈhʊk i/ noun 1. unjustifiable absence from school, work, etc. (usually used in the phrase play hooky): On the first warm spring day the boys played hooky to go fishing. [hoo k-ee] /ˈhʊk i/ adjective, hookier, hookiest. 1. full of . 2. hook-shaped. /ˈhʊkɪ/ noun 1. (informal, mainly US & Canadian, NZ) truancy, […]
[hoo k-wurm] /ˈhʊkˌwɜrm/ noun 1. any of certain bloodsucking nematode , as Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, parasitic in the intestine of humans and other animals. 2. Also called hookworm disease. a disease caused by hookworms, which may enter the body by ingestion or through the skin of the feet or legs, causing abdominal pain, […]
/ˈhuːlɪ/ noun (pl) -leys, -lies 1. (mainly Irish & NZ) a lively party