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ho·cus

 (hō′kəs)
tr.v. ho·cused, ho·cus·ing, ho·cus·es or ho·cussed or ho·cus·sing or ho·cus·ses
1. To fool or deceive; hoax.
2. To infuse (food or drink) with a drug.

[Short for hocus-pocus.]

hocus

(ˈhəʊkəs)
vb (tr) , -cuses, -cusing, -cused, -cuses, -cussing or -cussed
1. to take in; trick
2. to stupefy, esp with a drug
3. to add a drug to (a drink)

ho•cus

(ˈhoʊ kəs)

v.t. -cused, -cus•ing (esp. Brit.) -cussed, -cus•sing.
1. to play a trick on; hoax.
2. to stupefy, as with drugged liquor.
3. to infuse (liquor) with a drug.
[1665–75; short for hocus -pocus]

hocus


Past participle: hocused/hocussed
Gerund: hocusing/hocussing

Imperative
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Present
I hocus
you hocus
he/she/it hocuses
we hocus
you hocus
they hocus
Preterite
I hocused/hocussed
you hocused/hocussed
he/she/it hocused/hocussed
we hocused/hocussed
you hocused/hocussed
they hocused/hocussed
Present Continuous
I am hocusing/hocussing
you are hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it is hocusing/hocussing
we are hocusing/hocussing
you are hocusing/hocussing
they are hocusing/hocussing
Present Perfect
I have hocused/hocussed
you have hocused/hocussed
he/she/it has hocused/hocussed
we have hocused/hocussed
you have hocused/hocussed
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Past Continuous
I was hocusing/hocussing
you were hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it was hocusing/hocussing
we were hocusing/hocussing
you were hocusing/hocussing
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Past Perfect
I had hocused/hocussed
you had hocused/hocussed
he/she/it had hocused/hocussed
we had hocused/hocussed
you had hocused/hocussed
they had hocused/hocussed
Future
I will hocus
you will hocus
he/she/it will hocus
we will hocus
you will hocus
they will hocus
Future Perfect
I will have hocused/hocussed
you will have hocused/hocussed
he/she/it will have hocused/hocussed
we will have hocused/hocussed
you will have hocused/hocussed
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Future Continuous
I will be hocusing/hocussing
you will be hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it will be hocusing/hocussing
we will be hocusing/hocussing
you will be hocusing/hocussing
they will be hocusing/hocussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hocusing/hocussing
you have been hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it has been hocusing/hocussing
we have been hocusing/hocussing
you have been hocusing/hocussing
they have been hocusing/hocussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hocusing/hocussing
you will have been hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it will have been hocusing/hocussing
we will have been hocusing/hocussing
you will have been hocusing/hocussing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hocusing/hocussing
you had been hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it had been hocusing/hocussing
we had been hocusing/hocussing
you had been hocusing/hocussing
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Conditional
I would hocus
you would hocus
he/she/it would hocus
we would hocus
you would hocus
they would hocus
Past Conditional
I would have hocused/hocussed
you would have hocused/hocussed
he/she/it would have hocused/hocussed
we would have hocused/hocussed
you would have hocused/hocussed
they would have hocused/hocussed
References in classic literature ?
But I object to pretended secret societies and hocus pocus, and would not.
This touch and go young Barnacle had 'got up' the Department in a private secretaryship, that he might be ready for any little bit of fat that came to hand; and he fully understood the Department to be a politico-diplomatic hocus pocus piece of machinery for the assistance of the nobs in keeping off the snobs.
The night afore the last day o' the last election here, the opposite party bribed the barmaid at the Town Arms, to hocus the brandy-and-water of fourteen unpolled electors as was a-stoppin' in the house.
Hocus Pocus' first event was held on Christmas with a bake sale that took place in Beirut Souks for over two days in December 2014.
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My chums mock me as they say it is all hocus pocus nonsense, but they should take heed, for the astrologer was right.
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