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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imitate, lampoon, satirize, parody, do, feign, caricature, simulate, assume, mirror, ditto, burlesque, mime, travesty, fake, affect, counterfeit, ape
- hoist by one's own petard,
- hokey cokey,
Origin of hoke
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(tr usually foll by up) to overplay (a part, etc)
Word Origin for hoke
C20: perhaps from hokum
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often hoke up, 1935, theatrical slang, probably shortened from hokum.
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