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Related to hoke: Hoke County
tr.v. hoked, hok·ing, hokes Slang
To give an impressive but artificial, false, or deceptive quality to: hoked up some phony allegations.
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(usually foll by: up) to overplay (a part, etc)
[C20: perhaps from hokum]
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v.t. hoked, hok•ing.
to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality (usu. fol. by up): a speech hoked up with statistics.
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Past participle: hoked
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