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hook·up

 (ho͝ok′ŭp′)
n.
1. A system or network of electrical circuits or equipment designed to operate together.
2.
a. A configuration of mechanical parts or devices providing a link between a supply source and a user: a gas hookup for a mobile home.
b. A plan or schematic drawing of such a system or such a configuration.
3. Informal A linkage or connection, often between unlikely associates or factors.
4. Informal
a. An act of casual sex.
b. A partner in an act of casual sex.

hook•up

(ˈhʊkˌʌp)

n.
1. an act or instance of hooking up.
2. an assembly and connection of parts or apparatus into a circuit, network, machine, or system.
3. the circuit, network, machine, or system so formed.
4. a device or connection, as a plug, hose, or pipe, for conveying electricity, water, etc., from a source to a user.
5. Informal. an association, alliance, or cooperative effort.
[1900–05, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hookup - a device providing a connection between a power source and a userhookup - a device providing a connection between a power source and a user; "some campsites have electrical hookups for trailers"
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
2.hookup - a system of components assembled together for a particular purposehookup - a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"

hookup

noun
Informal. A logical or natural association between two or more things:
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