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Autor:  Tom
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Data:  07/MAR/2005 6:43 PM
Assunto:  Re: Ficar/Viciado
Mensagem:  That's called having a one night stand. (Spending one night or one date with the other person.) People who play video games, eat too much popcorn, etc are "hooked" on the item. "George is hooked on Monopoly. He plays the game every night and often looses sleep." "Mary's hooked on ice cream. Offer her an ice cream sundae and you have a friend for life!" I don't know if hooked was used on drugs first or if it was the expression used to show a person dependent on something. It comes from "fish hook" because when you have a hook in you you're caught and can't get away.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ficar/Viciado  –  Márcio  07/MAR/2005, 6:21 PM
 Re: Ficar/Viciado  –  Tom  07/MAR/2005, 6:43 PM

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