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get hooked on

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get hooked on
痴迷

Date: Jul 07 2011

Themes: Hobbies

Quote

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“This year I got hooked on watching American Idol with my wife.”

- Actor Tom Hanks on his new television addiction. (The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

“今年,我痴迷于和妻子一起看《美国偶像》(American Idol)。”
- 男演员汤姆汉克斯有了新的电视瘾。(《Ellen DeGeneres 秀》)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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become addicted to

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Watching TV is supposed to be a fun, relaxing activity. But some people think television is bad for us. If we watch too much and get hooked on it, it can turn us into “couch potatoes”—people who do nothing but sit around on the couch all day staring at the television.

When a fish gets caught on a fisherman’s hook, it’s stuck. It can’t move. The fisherman reels it in, pulling the helpless fish closer and closer to him.

A person who gets hooked on something is in a similar position. He is helpless and stuck. For instance, someone who gets hooked on cigarettes can’t quit smoking, even though he might want to. He is stuck smoking cigarettes.

Tom Hanks says he got hooked on watching the American reality show American Idol. He and his wife can’t stop watching it! He even called into the show to vote for his favorite contestant, because he was so hooked on her. But Hanks isn’t the only one who’s ever gotten hooked on a TV show or movie star. In fact, there are plenty of people who are hooked on Hanks.

What TV show or movie have you gotten hooked on recently? Do you think television is addictive? Are you hooked on something right now?

Examples

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“I got hooked on Glee this year.”

“I think I’m getting hooked on these chocolate-covered cherries.”

“I wish I could get hooked on something good for me, like jogging.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Kyamashiro get addicted on; get into so much.
by Kyamashiro
Samuiyoru To be addicted, or captivated by something.
by Samuiyoru
Bojana get addicted to something
by Bojana
birsencan be addicted to somethıng
by birsencan
postaav addiction or addict something
by postaav
Old Yeller To be addicted to something
by Old Yeller
Gellerke get addicted to
by Gellerke
dearpesar addicted, keep on watching all of the show
by dearpesar
cubi1604 To love, to dig something
by cubi1604
got addicted to something/someone you really like
by Bitten by an Arab bug
Talia Do get addicted to.
by Talia Do
become addicted
by viona helena
it means addicted.
by Criz search
Amo0ol i became Addicted to watch it
by Amo0ol

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

My God, whom I see!!!  Tom Hanks, how are you? If you could know that you have got all my devotion and worship as a fan of you. I’m hooked on you, because I have seen almost all movies with you. I adore all of them, it is true. Buttafly,we have another thing in common. We both get hooked on English,baby! so much. Honestly to say, there were no site previously, that could hook me on it like English,baby does! I sure I hooked because of you and other nice people I met here and because I hooked on English language as well. This site units  things I like : they are friendship, chats on the interesting subjects  and of course the possibility to use English!!!!!

04:55 AM Jan 14 2012 |

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alzhbeta

alzhbeta

Belarus

i got hooked on drawing because if i’ve seen some picture or photo which had really interested me I became make rubbings of it.

09:37 PM Aug 13 2011 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

Same with Tom Hunks I got hooked on watching American idol season 10. Scotty and Paul were my idols. What a good bet ‘cause Scotty Mccreery won the title. Since the show was done, I am now hooked on watching local sports like Football world cup qualifiers.

07:01 AM Jul 13 2011 |

Angel-L

Angel-L

Kazakhstan

I got hooked on yoga & pilates this year :)

09:26 AM Jul 12 2011 |

alissia88

alissia88

Italy

I got hooked on watching Gossip Girl :P

09:17 AM Jul 11 2011 |

Lst

Lst

Poland

I got hooked on Polish version of X-factor recently:]

11:20 AM Jul 10 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

I’ve been gotting hooked on watching the ” Family Outing” Korea show on television, I think, the television isn’t addicted with me, On right now, I am getting hook on this wepsite englishbaby.com….

11:31 AM Jul 09 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

i’m not hooked on any thing.

09:57 PM Jul 07 2011 |

tanyach1Super Member!

Israel

I am hooked on english baby right now.

08:36 PM Jul 07 2011 |

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hapciu.madam

Romania

Huh, unfortunately I got hooked on the tv show Grey’s Anatomy. I am so eager to see more and more from it!  Instead its addiction it’s a great tv show from where you can learn things.

07:35 PM Jul 07 2011 |

sana1230001

Pakistan

i got hooked on DISCOVERY TV DOCUMENTERIES.BUT I GOT RID OF THat.NOW A DAYS I M GETTING HOOKED ON EBABY.LMAOLL.

07:08 PM Jul 07 2011 |

sabynette22

Algeria

yeah i think that watching tv for long hours can get u addicted, you can’t stop watching it thus you get hooked on it but to avoid this to happen u should set time limits on how often and how long u watch tv :)

05:54 PM Jul 07 2011 |

nelson27

nelson27

Colombia

this year , i have gotten hooked on playing basketball

05:13 PM Jul 07 2011 |

aimanmu

aimanmu

Syrian Arab Republic

I got hooked on my friend !

10:42 AM Jul 07 2011 |

feri_1389

feri_1389

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have gotten hooked on Internet and learning English for a long time.I don’t think that this kind of addiction is bad,because it will be useful.


10:28 AM Jul 07 2011 |

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asharaf.m

asharaf.m

India

iam get hooked on ebaby friends


 

09:10 AM Jul 07 2011 |

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Rasyidin

Rasyidin

Indonesia

addicted like alcoholic

08:42 AM Jul 07 2011 |

george30

Egypt

so nice lesson


05:51 AM Jul 07 2011 |

City Hunter

Yemen

I’m Hooked on E-baby web site,cos everday I got sth new & useful…Smile

05:33 AM Jul 07 2011 |

a285677484

a285677484

China

I like Tom Hanks , I often watch American tv series.

12:51 AM Jul 07 2011 |

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