View synonyms for hook-up



  1. the contact of an aircraft in flight with the refuelling hose of a tanker aircraft
  2. an alliance or relationship, esp an unlikely one, between people, countries, etc
  3. the linking of broadcasting equipment or stations to transmit a special programme


  1. to connect (two or more people or things)
  2. slang.
    often foll by with to get married (to)

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Example Sentences

“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.

If the oft-talked-about college “hook-up culture” could be embodied by a place, it would be Shooters.

They “hook up” in a manner that makes the casual sex of the 1960s seem like an arranged marriage in Oman.

When you met him on Tinder were you initially thinking of this as a hook-up or a relationship?

It was never meant to be a “hook-up app” so he knew that about me.

He addressed Gus, who was laying out the hook-up for a crystal set.

Without further delay she permitted Fay to return her service of a while ago and hook up the pretty foulard.

But nobody knows why it is that the four slowest players in every club always manage to hook up in a sort of permanent alliance.

For five minutes, he alternately growled into the mouth-piece and moved the hook up and down.

If you mean marryin' I'd sooner see you hook up team with that red-haired gal than anything in the world I ever set two eyes on.