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hoke

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verb (used with object), hoked, hok·ing.

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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Origin of hoke

1930–35; back formation from hokey or hokum
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British Dictionary definitions for hoke

hoke
/ (həʊk) /

verb

(tr usually foll by up) to overplay (a part, etc)

Word Origin for hoke

C20: perhaps from hokum
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