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hook up (1)

Meaning: If you hook up things like computers and their peripherals, or the components of a home theatre, you connect them with cables.

Synonym: connect

For example:

  • hook up sth Do you know how to hook up the new sound system to the TV?

  • hook sth up How did you expect to hook the parts up correctly without reading the instructions?

Quick Quiz:

If the printer won't work, make sure it's properly hooked up to
  1. the table
  2. the paper
  3. the computer

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