Definition of 'poke'
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He spent much time poking around bomb sites during the 1970s and came across some surprising remnants of old London. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The owner of a local gun shop pokes his head out of the door suspiciously as I take a photograph of his frontage. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What if the tax man goes poking around? Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can imagine my dismay as the years slipped by and no flame poked up his head. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)It also pokes fun at its key figures. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Steel poked a finger under his collar and scratched again at his neck. Man of Honour (2007)The piece also poked fun at claims that he was one of the few to spot the downturn coming. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Instead of one that looks like a tortoise with its bonnet and wheels poking out from underneath a ridiculously swollen shell? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Legs and arms were poking and floating, defying laws of human biology and gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But out on the grassy fields, impressive numbers of snipe poked and probed about. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We held our breath and listened and then came another noise, like some one poking a fire. The Treasure Seekers (1899)One mannequin has a taped mouth and a missing hand, while an arm pokes from a drawer. The Sun (2015)From then on, it was a matter of watching the fire, poking in more sticks as the embers burnt low. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'poke'
British English: poke /pəʊk/ VERB
If you poke someone or something, you quickly push them with your finger or with a sharp object.
She poked him in the ribs.
- American English: poke
- Arabic: يَلْكُمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: cutucar
- Chinese: 戳
- Croatian: bockati
- Czech: šťouchnout
- Danish: støde
- Dutch: porren
- European Spanish: clavar
- Finnish: tökätä
- French: donner un coup à
- German: stupsen
- Greek: μπήγω
- Italian: colpire
- Japanese: つつく
- Korean: 찌르다
- Norwegian: skubbe
- Polish: szturchnąć
- European Portuguese: espetar
- Romanian: a înghionti
- Russian: тыкать
- Spanish: clavar
- Swedish: stöta
- Thai: แหย่ด้วยข้อศอกหรือนิ้ว
- Turkish: dürtmek
- Ukrainian: ткнути
- Vietnamese: chọc
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