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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhook up
he/she/ithooks up
present participlehooking up
past tensehooked up
past participlehooked up
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to connect two pieces of electrical or electronic equipment together, or to connect a piece of equipment to a computer or power supply
    hook up to:

    He hooked the microphone up to a tape recorder.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if you hook up to a place or to the Internet, or if you hook something up, you become connected to it through your computer
      hook up to:

      I can hook up to the library from my computer.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to connect something to a piece of equipment, especially using a hook
  3. 3
    [intransitive] informal if two people hook up, they start a relationship together, or they start doing something together
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