verb (used with object), hoked, hoking.
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.
(transitive) usually foll by up. to overplay (a part, etc)
often hoke up, 1935, theatrical slang, probably shortened from hokum.
(also hoke up) To make fun of; treat insincerely; overplay: But don’t hoke it too hard, Beatrice/ It’s all right to hoke the incident, but not the theme/ Halaby hoked up a special ceremony (1935+)
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