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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
hocus
hocus
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
they have hocused/hocussed
Past Continuous
I was hocusing/hocussing
you were hocusing/hocussing
he/she/it was hocusing/hocussing
we were hocusing/hocussing
you were hocusing/hocussing
they were hocusing/hocussing
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
they will have hocused/hocussed
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
they will have been hocusing/hocussing
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
they had been hocusing/hocussing
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