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hook a ride

Slang definitions & phrases for hook a ride

hook a ride

verb phrase

To get or beg a ride: Since Swede had no car, he either hooked rides from the waiters who did, or walked

[1940s+; probably fr hobo hook a rattler, ''get a ride on a freight train,'' where hook means ''seize with the hands'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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