hooked and addicted


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I can't figure out if there is a difference between saying She is hooked on skating and She is addicted on skating

thank you
  • Grefsen

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    It would be "she is addicted to skating" -and there's not really a difference.:thumbsup:
    I agree that using "hooked" or "addicted" would give the sentence essentially the same meaning in the sample sentence about skating.

    However, in other examples the use of "addicted" can have a slightly more negative connotation than "hooked."


    Senior Member
    Português (Portugal)
    ;) I can't see myself saying "I am hooked on X" to my advisor, for example. I'd rather use "I am all over X (these days)" or "I am very up to X", which I believe is less formal than "addicted to" but not slang.
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