/hohk/, v., hoked, hoking, n.
1. to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value (usually fol. by up): a political speech hoked up with phony statistics.
2. hokum.
[1930-35; back formation from HOKEY or HOCUM]

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