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    #1

    catch up=hook up with?

    "I'll be back late. I'm going to be hooking up with my friends."OK?

    Are "catch up with" and "hook up with" interchangeable in meaning?
    Last edited by ostap77; 06-Nov-2010 at 17:39.

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    #2

    Re: catch up=hook up with?

    "I'll be back late. I'm going to hooking up with my friends.


    "catch up with" and "hook up with" are not interchangeable in meaning.

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    #3

    Re: catch up=hook up with?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    "I'll be back late. I'm going to hooking up with my friends.


    "catch up with" and "hook up with" are not interchangeable in meaning.
    Suppose I came on vocation to my home town. I haven't seen my friends for a while. "I'm going to catch up with my friends."

    So "hook up with"=meet? "I'm hooking up with my friends tonight."

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    #4

    Re: catch up=hook up with?

    Yes, but you "catch up" when you tell each other all about what you've been doing. You become current on what's happening in their lives.

    You can hook up without talking about those things.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: catch up=hook up with?

    Also, for young urban people, hook up can mean sex with no strings.

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