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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhook into
he/she/ithooks into
present participlehooking into
past tensehooked into
past participlehooked into
  1. 1
    hook into something to become connected to something such as a computer network or phone system

    This system is designed to hook into the most popular operating systems.

  2. 2
    hook into something American informal to become closely involved in something, often in a way that makes it difficult to stop being involved

    People are reluctant to hook into these long-term investments.

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