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hook-up

n
1. (Aeronautics) 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. (Broadcasting) the linking of broadcasting equipment or stations to transmit a special programme
4.
a. a person, esp a stranger or recent acquaintance, with whom one has casual, unplanned sex
b. an instance of having casual, unplanned sex with a person, esp a stranger or recent acquaintance
vb (adverb)
5. to connect (two or more people or things)
6. (often foll by with) slang to get married (to)
7. (often foll by with) to have casual, unplanned sex
Translations

hook-up

[ˈhʊkʌp] N (Rad, TV) → transmisión f en cadena (Elec) → acoplamiento m
a hook-up with Eurovisionuna conexión con Eurovisión

hook-up

[ˈhʊkˌʌp] n (TV, Comput) (fam) → collegamento
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Researchers from Binghamton University and The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, collaborated on a comprehensive academic review of the sexual hook-up culture.
In hook-up scenarios, the study found, students are open to a woman taking the sexual lead.
Fifty-four percent reported having participated in a sexual hook-up during the school year.
He said that although it is a second hook-up fee for a building because it's a separate line connection, "The trade-off is the (lower) premiums they pay for insurance.
Our results suggest women and men new to college are likely to hook-up to the degree that they view sexual encounters as "no big deal" and to the degree that they perceive hooking up is common at the college.
The new website aims to chronicle our hook-up culture by allowing people to anonymously share their stories.
Then we asked two best buds, Melissa and Hannah, to put together hot, hip hook-ups they'd look super sporting on every social scene.
A hydraulic full opening rear door, pressurized tanks for unloading of spoils into trucks or haul-away containers; and auxiliary hydraulic hook-ups are optional features.
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Barbados is seeking US$40 million from the Inter-American Development Bank for the West Coast Sewerage System (BA0037): This project involves the construction of a sewerage system along the west coast, including collectors, pumping stations, treatment plants and user hook-ups.
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The strategically positioned four-point hook-ups, located between the resident's knees and outside the shoulders, maintain a normalized, anatomical position without causing abduction or adduction of the legs.