Definition of 'stoke'
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They were stoking the fires of commerce. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Soaring factory prices are stoking fears of inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His online notoriety has stoked offline interest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His disappearance has stoked speculation that that era may be drawing to a close. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Japan has faced stiff criticism over claims that it is stoking global currency wars. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is trying to stoke up the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Future investment returns may be diluted if the emergency measures stoke inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His taking us into an illegal war stoked the very menace he warns about. The Sun (2014)But it is oil rather than fish that is stoking this cold war. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the musical rapport and mutually stoked intellectual fire of these two pianists is a wonder to behold. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This nefarious act stoked his interest. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)Mountains of coal are stoking a Chinese furnace. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yesterday its 37 per cent plunge in profits stoked the speculation again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The changing of the guard will also stoke speculation over the company's future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Stoke the fire, roast some chestnuts and get reading. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There's a distinct whiff of anthropological research in the respectful view of men in pubs and stoking furnaces. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Officials have already said that to protect the environment the region may have to cut back the coal production that is stoking its economic furnace. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These forces had stoked inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The workers stoked the fires. The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)His interest was stoked by clerics whose fiery sermons the Americans obligingly photocopied and distributed without the slightest understanding of their destructive force. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The move stoked speculation that BP could be about to strike a similar deal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In turn, this acceleration in activity put upward pressure on prices, stoking inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Skrtel could agree a deal soon, despite trying to stoke up interest from Middlesbrough. The Sun (2016)The rouble has lost 30 per cent of its value since the beginning of the year, stoking inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The rise in tuition fees to 3,000 a year is likely to stoke interest in the OU further. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'stoke'
British English: stoke VERB
If you stoke a fire, you add coal or wood to it to keep it burning.
She was stoking the stove with sticks of maple.
Definition of stoke from the Collins English Dictionary
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