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.

1930–35; back formation from hokey or hocum

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hoke (həʊk)
vb (usually foll by up)
to overplay (a part, etc)
[C20: perhaps from hokum]

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Example sentences
Hoke's new license plates were found in her apartment, but her purse was missing.
Hoke is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.
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