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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 178. The verb phrase today is
hook up. Okay. We actually got seven uses and meanings
of " hook up " and we will definitely give at least one example for each one that
we have today. All right. So let's look at the first one. If we say to hook up, it could mean
this.It could mean to set up an electronic device or system. All right. So this first
one we actually have two examples. I got my cable hooked up yesterday. So that is more like a
system. You know, I think the guy came in and hooked up your cable TV and now I
got cable TV regularly. Or number two here. I bought a new washing machine and
I need someone to hook it up for me. So it's like hook it to a wall. Hook it to
the pipes. You know, for water. So basically you need somebody to hook it
up for you. Okay. Good. Let's look at the second one here. To set up a date for
someone. So you could try to hook two people up. She has been trying to hook up
a nice guy at work with her sister, Maybe she , maybe your sister you know, maybe she
had a date for a while or you know, maybe she just thinks this is a nice guy, he
would be you know, very suitable for the sister. So trying to get them two
together. So she's trying to hook up some guy at work with her sister. Okay. It
could be. All right. Number three here. To become romantically involved. Meaning
actually get into a regular relationship. After several seasons of "Friends. "
Remember the old TV show, It's been stopped for a while now. But there was
the characters Monica and Chandler eventually hooked up. So I don't know
maybe the first five or six years of the show they were not boyfriend/girlfriend
they dated other people. But then eventually they hooked up with each
other. They became boyfriend/girlfriend on the show. So they hooked up. They
became a regular couple. Okay. Number four here. To have a casual sexual encounter.
Okay. So let's look at this one. She hooked up with a guy
at some nightclub. You know, or at a disco or something like that. And had a
one-night stand. So that would be you could say somebody could hook up that
way. All right. Number five here. To connect two or more things. Just things in
general. I need to hook up these Christmas tree lights to an extension
cord. So whatever it is that you hook up, you hook two things, tie them together
connect them together. You hook them up. Okay. Number six here. To meet with
someone in order to spend time together especially for recreation, you know, for fun. I'm
going to hook up with some friends. Some of my friends at the base of the
mountain and we will go on a hike. So you just got to hook up with them means you're
just going to meet them somewhere. . And you get together with them somewhere.. You're
going to hook up with them. Okay. And the last one here basically , it means to get
married. Sometimes you could also use hook up meaning to finally get married.
So they finally decided to hook up after dating for seven years. Okay. Anyway, I
hope you got it. I hope it is clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-
bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase 178) Hook Up - 7 Meanings

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anitawu12 published on January 16, 2020
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