1. Bent or angled like a hook.
2. Having a hook.
3. Made by hooking yarn: a hooked rug.
a. Captivated by or devoted to a custom or thing: She's really hooked on gardening.
b. Addicted to a narcotic.
hooked·ness (hkĭd-nĭs) n.
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