What does the phrasal verb hook up mean? Well,hook up is an interesting expression with a few different uses and meanings. Let’s check it out!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Lastly, we use hook up to mean connect electronic equipment
– 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:
- Hook up with someone: I hooked up with Tommy.
- Hook someone up with someone: I hooked Tina up with Fred.
How about you? Who have you hooked up with recently? What have you hooked up?
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