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hocus

[ hoh-kuhs ]
/ 藞ho蕣 k蓹s /
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verb (used with object), ho路cused, ho路cus路ing or (especially British) ho路cussed, ho路cus路sing.
to play a trick on; hoax; cheat.
to stupefy with drugged liquor.
to drug (liquor).
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Origin of hocus

First recorded in 1665鈥75; short for hocus-pocus
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British Dictionary definitions for hocus

hocus
/ (藞h蓹蕣k蓹s) /

verb -cuses, -cusing, -cused, -cuses, -cussing or -cussed (tr) rare
to take in; trick
to stupefy, esp with a drug
to add a drug to (a drink)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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