hook up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyhook up
he/she/ithooks up
present participlehooking up
past tensehooked up
past participlehooked up
  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

      hooking up classrooms to the Internet

      hook up to:

      I can hook up to the library from my computer.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] informal if two people hook up, they start a relationship together, or they start doing something together
See also main entry: hook