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    #1

    Hook somebody up...

    What does it mean?

    "I can hook you up myself"

    Does this mean that "I can set you up with somebody?"

    Thanks.. ^^


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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Needs more context - might be what you suggest.

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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Quote Originally Posted by juliana0403 View Post
    What does it mean?
    "I can hook you up myself"
    Does this mean that "I can set you up with somebody?"
    Thanks.. ^^
    Possibly. As Anglika said, it depends on context. I first met the phrase 'hook up' in the context of setting up computers.

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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Hook up=A connection between two or more things, places or people using electronic equipment

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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Hook up=A connection between two or more things, places or people using electronic equipment
    But the related verb (that's a definition of a noun) can also be used figuratively to refer to social and/or sexual connections.

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    #6

    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But the related verb (that's a definition of a noun) can also be used figuratively to refer to social and/or sexual connections.
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    Two things
    A male and female


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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But the related verb (that's a definition of a noun) can also be used figuratively to refer to social and/or sexual connections.
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    For the latter set of connections, generally the hooker upper limits themselves to the figurative side though I suppose there are hands on types who get involved in the literal side, eh Bob?

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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    For the latter set of connections, generally the hooker upper limits themselves to the figurative side though I suppose there are hands on types who get involved in the literal side, eh Bob?
    That would be a hooker.

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    [ps for those who don't know: hooker = [sl] prostitute]


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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Bob,

    Wouldn't it be the hooker upper [a pimp, possibly] hooking one up with the hooker?


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    Re: Hook somebody up...

    Would the hooker upper leave one to do one's own hooking with the hooker after hooking one up with her?

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