hook up
intransitive verb Date: 1907 to become associated especially in a working or social relationship

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hook up — Ⅰ. UK US hook up (with sb/sth) Phrasal Verb with hook({{}}/hʊk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► to meet or begin to work with another person or organization: »a conference where startup companies can hook up with investors Ⅱ. UK US hook (sth) up …   Financial and business terms

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