English Idiom Lesson “Hook up” From Happy English NY

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Today we’re going to look at getting hooked up!  Hook up is an interesting expression with a few different uses and meanings.

  1. The most common use and meaning is “to meet” or “get together:”
        -Let’s hook up after work and go for a drink.
        -Tom hooked up with a bunch of guys who play baseball on the weekends.
  2. You can also hook [someone] up or ask someone to hook [you] up with someone, which means two people get connected. For example:
         -I needed to get my car fixed, so can you hook me up with your brother, the mechanic?
         -Brad hooked Johnny up with Angelina, and now they are dating!
  3. Hook up can also have a slang meaning of connecting for dating, romance, or a sexual relationship:
         -Tony and his buddies went to the club to see who they can hook up with.
         -Eddie hooked up with some girl at the party and went home with her.
  4. Lastly, we use hook up to mean connect electronic equipment
  5.      -I can’t wait to hook up my new XBOX and play!
         -Can you hook an iPod up to a TV?

 
Generally, the structure used for hook up is:

  1. Hook up with someone: I hooked up with Tommy.
  2. Hook someone up with someone: I hooked Tina up with Fred.

Who have you hooked up with recently?
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