(to be) hooked on

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - hooked on

"(to be) hooked on"

to be addicted to a drug


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - hooked on

"(to be) hooked on"

to be very enthusiastic about or supportive of


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hooked on

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I haven't seen Sarah today. Is she not at work?

Colleague 2:  She won't be at work for two weeks.  She had to go to an addictions treatment center.

Colleague 1:  I never knew.

Colleague 2:  Remember that Sarah had that bad skiing accident?  She ended up getting hooked on the painkillers the doctor prescribed.

Colleague 1:  I hope she'll be OK.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hooked on

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you watch that TV show that I recommended last week?

Friend 2:  I watched it on Friday night and loved it. In fact I loved it so much that I went out and bought the first three seasons on DVD. I spent the weekend watching the show.

Friend 1:  Good. That's another person hooked on my favorite show.

(to be) hooked on - Usage:


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(to be) hooked on - Gerund Form:

Being hooked on barbiturates, it was necessary for a rehabilitation plan.

Being hooked on video games, his grades suffered.

(to be) hooked on - Examples:

1)  I got into watching an anime series on Netflix and I got hooked on it and wanted to see how it ended.

2)  High on the list of theories: that McCain is hooked on the attention he got from the public during the campaign. 

3)  ... include out-of-body experiences, hallucinations and memory problems. Also, people can get hooked on ketamine, and habitual use has been linked to serious mental and physical health ...

4)  Likely BB is hooked on drugs for the same reasons all of these artists are, ...

5)  We all know there are different ways people take or get hooked on drugs. 

6)  Other people hooked on romantic infatuation believe they are "happy" in their rosy fantasy.

7)  ... a quick loving book one which I couldn't put down! I was hooked on the first page as Anne Oliver's description of her characters and scenes are ...

8)  The pain killers she has been hooked on since her knee injury 8 years ago probably don't help, ...

9)  She was immediately hooked on both Shakespeare and Richard III and a love for them and for medieval history ...

10)  Ever since I learned about it, I've been hooked on witchcraft. 

11)  But Rod writes that his band-mate Ronnie Wood was hooked on coke and didn't want to mess up his nose, ...

12)  I was homeless and hooked on crack for 10 years ...

13)  ... heard some parents say they'd rather their kid smoked a little pot than get hooked on cigarettes.

14)  Individuals, businesses, and nonprofit groups that become hooked on federal subsidies essentially become tools of the state.

15)  ... and although he describes himself as a passive user, he's already hooked on the New York Times' daily news quiz on Facebook.

16)  The challenge comes when your mind gets hooked on one particular person. That's when normal jealousy can turn into an obsession ...

17)  ... causing China's economy to skyrocket, by getting the world hooked on their cheap Chinese manufactured stuff. 

18)  A lot of kids get hooked on sports by television. Television -- another altar we didn't worship at in ...

19)  After watching it, I became hooked on the show and I felt a connection with what was happening in the show ...

20)  They want us hooked on those big pharm drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, &; other hard narcotics that ...