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hooked

(ho͝okt)
adj.
1. Bent or angled like a hook.
2. Having a hook.
3. Made by hooking yarn: a hooked rug.
4. Slang
a. Captivated by or devoted to a custom or thing: She's really hooked on gardening.
b. Addicted to a narcotic.

hook′ed·ness (ho͝ok′ĭd-nĭs) n.

hooked

adverb Addicted
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We also expected that women who hooked up during the transition to college would be more likely to report unwanted sex during this transition than men (Hypothesis 4).
The higher-end micro-hooks are not doing well for the specialty store either, Hagopian said, but small hooked rugs are the exception and continue to perform well.
The freshest piece, hooked the day before, turned out to be soft and delicate, not as firm and flaky as one from an older, trawler-caught cod.
When dealing with a drift, or a heavy current, you're far better to work with your sinker a few feet away from your bait, and having your bait hooked through the lips or eyes makes him lay the most natural in the current.
Questions were the following: 1) Did predators strike circle and J hook rigged baits at similar rates?; 2) Once struck, did circle and J hook rigged baits have similar proportions of hook-ups?; and 3) Once hooked up, did circle and J hook rigged baits have similar proportions of retained fish (brought to the boat)?
The hooked construction lends itself to highly detailed designs, said Edward Chu, president of Cresc Corp.
Using its beak, it forms a point at the hooked end of the twig.
One of the most important studies was reported in 1975, when Falk and Gilman captured pike by hook and line and determined that mortality was mainly a matter of where fish were hooked. Pike hooked in the gullet and gills, with bleeding associated with the wounds, had less chance of survival than fish hooked in other mouth areas.
Boga Grips allow fishermen to grip their hooked fish with stainless steel claws and dislodge the hook, or hooks while keeping the fish in the water.
The constant demand for novelty has prompted suppliers to revamp the hooked classic to maintain buyers' interest at the New York Home Textiles and High Point markets.
With circle hooks it was the opposite--more hookups when hooked near the adipose fin (rear of the dorsal fin).