to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually followed by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics.
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How to use hoke in a sentence
Maryland’s other two wins against these elite divisional foes came in 2014 against Michigan, which was 5-7 in Brady hoke’s final season as the head coach, and against Penn State, which was 7-6 in James Franklin’s first year at the helm.Ohio State, Maryland’s Big Ten tormentor, is up next after ugly loss to Iowa | Emily Giambalvo | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
The Crisis still clings to the conviction that a vote for Woodrow Wilson was NOT a vote for Cole Blease or hoke Smith.
The two Simmons sisters, Julia Watkins and Elizabeth hoke, gave a combined $17,300, when their families are included.Romney’s Shady Connections From Salt Lake Olympics Still Paying Off | Wayne Barrett | May 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It will only play into hoke Smith—German hands and accomplish nothing here.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II | Burton J. Hendrick
July 10th, Thomas hoke of Cranford cam to my service, but he went away agayn the 23 day of this month.The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee | John Dee
At 8.30 in the evening hoke withdrew, having been defeated at every point with the exception of the capture of this small redoubt.
This hoke refused to grant, though complimenting Gen. Wessels on the gallant manner in which he had defended his works.
hoke had won a victory after four days of hard fighting, but at what a fearful price.
British Dictionary definitions for hoke
(tr usually foll by up) to overplay (a part, etc)
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