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    prided hook-up

    The complete sentence is:

    Don't make yourself ridiculous by implying that you have a prided hook-up with what is going to happen tomorrow.

    What does prided hook-up mean in the context? Is maybe something like a presumptuous association of concepts?

    Background: He suspects that four people who supposedly died by accident were murdered, so he has a hunch about a fifth member being killed the next day.

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    Re: prided hook-up

    I have no idea what it's meant to mean. Apart from anything else, the word "prided" does not exist.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: prided hook-up

    The freedictionary says about prided:
    Prided: Past participle of the verb to pride. Meaning: To indulge (oneself) in a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction.
    Maybe means something like 'arrogant'.

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    Re: prided hook-up

    Apologies, feel free to ignore me! I assumed in that sentence it was supposed to be an adjective and, in that sense, it does not exist.

    "He prided himself on his ability to learn languages faster" is absolutely fine.

    However, in the original sentence, it does not work.
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    Re: prided hook-up

    Okay, you are right, emsr2d2. In the sentence it must be an adjective. So I think the word is not 'prided', but probably something that sounds alike. Any suggestions in the context?

    Or maybe it can be 'that you have prided a hook-up'. What do you think?

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    #6

    Re: prided hook-up

    So this is something your heard? Maybe you heard prior, though I can't guess what may have come after.

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    #7

    Re: prided hook-up

    "Private," maybe?

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    Re: prided hook-up

    Thanks, J&K Tutoring and SoothingDave, but it's neither 'prior' nor 'private'. I am almost sure it's 'prided' what he says. You can check it here:
    http://picosong.com/JcCh
    Last edited by gamboler; 02-Sep-2015 at 07:37.

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    Re: prided hook-up

    I've listened to it three times and I think it's "private". I think he is implying that the person thinks they are the only person who has knowledge in advance of what is going to happen tomorrow.

    There is a slightly unnatural elongated "i" so it sounds like "priii-v't".
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    Re: prided hook-up

    Maybe this slightly unnatural elongated 'i' is because the man who is speaking has a strong accent from the Chicago area. I cannot hear the 't' from 'private', to me it sounds more like a 'd', but I am not a native, so I suppose you are right. Thanks, emsr2d2.

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