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hocus

Saltos de línea: hocus
Pronunciación: /ˈhəʊkəs
 
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Definición de hocus en inglés:

verbo (hocusses, hocussing, hocussed or hocuses, hocusing, hocused)

[with object] archaic
1Deceive (someone): these people have been hocussed and cheated by the government
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This applies particularly to commercial albumin, especially egg, which is hocused to a great extent by the unscrupulous.
  • I think you were hocused by the telephoto lens that was apparantly used to take the photograph you are referring to.
  • These surfers have hocused the Feds for long enough.
2Stupefy (someone) with drugs, typically for a criminal purpose: he was hocussed at supper and lost £800
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But I was one night suspected of hocussing and robbing a sailor, and - though if I was on my death-bed I could swear that I never had any hand in the affair at all - I was so blown upon that I was forced to shift my quarters.

Origen

late 17th century: from an obsolete noun hocus 'trickery', from hocus-pocus.

Words that rhyme with hocus

Archilochus, Cocos, crocus, focus, hocus-pocus, locus

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