poke

1. to push a finger or other pointed object quickly into someone or something…

Meaning of

poke

in English


poke


verb


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poʊk

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poke


verb


(

PUSH

)


[

T

]

to

push

a

finger

or other

pointed


object


quickly

into someone or something:


You’ll poke someone

in

the

eye

with that

umbrella

if you’re not

careful

!


Two

kids

were poking a

stick


into

the

gopher


hole

.


Pushing and shoving


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poke


verb


(

APPEAR

)

to (

cause

something to)

appear

or

stretch

out from behind or through something

else

:


Cathy poked her

head

around the

door

to say

hello

.


The first

green


shoots

are poking

up through

the

soil

.


Protruding and sticking out


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poke


verb


(

ON INTERNET

)


Internet terminology


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You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:


Welcoming, greeting & greetings


Idioms



poke the bear


Phrasal verb



poke around


poke


noun


[

C

]


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poʊk

/


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pəʊk

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the

act

of poking someone or something:


She

gave

me a poke

in

the

stomach

.


Pushing and shoving


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(Definition of

poke

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

poke

| Intermediate English


poke


verb


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/


poke


verb


(

PUSH

)


[

I/T

]

to

push

a

finger

or other

object

into someone or something, or to

push

something through or past someone or something:


[

T

]


Quit poking me to

move


ahead

– there are

people

in

front

of me.


[

T

]


Josie poked her

head

around the

corner

to

see

what made the

noise

.


poke


verb


(

INVOLVE

)

to

involve

yourself or take

part

in (something) that is not

your


responsibility

or does not

involve

you:


He’s always poking into other people’s

business

.


He gave his

brother

a poke in the

arm

.


Idiom


Phrasal verb



poke around/about

(Definition of

poke

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


poke

poke


That’s not a lot of time, but it’s enough to

poke

around the app and make sure it suits your needs.

From

TIME


Let’s do that fight, and now let’s see how we can

poke

fun at that fight.


More examples


Fewer examples


Ravens poked at the remains of dead animals along the water’s edge.


Getting poked in the eye is no fun.


It was designed to

poke

fun at the former governor.


That’s critical to a certain kind of comedy, that takes pokes at the cultural underbelly.

From

NPR


They constantly

poke

fun at each other’s clothes and weight.


At one point, she swam under a small piece of broken sea ice, and poked her head up through the hole to watch me.


The results of overbuilding are easily visible, and just as easy to

poke

fun at.


Two young men poked their heads in and looked around suspiciously.


In fact, it’s a term you

poke

fun with.

From

NPR


You can still

poke

holes in his game.


Scientists say they poked the frozen creature with a pick and dark liquid blood flowed out.

From

CNN


They were poking each other in the arm.


The ail’s door squeaked and the driver poked his head inside.

These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.

Translations of

poke

in Chinese (Traditional)
推, 戳,刺,捅, 出現…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
推, 戳,刺,捅, 出现…


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in Spanish
hincar (el dedo o algo puntiagudo), hincar, meter…


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in Portuguese
cutucar…


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in Indonesian
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in Korean
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in Russian
~をつつく, 突く…


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dürtmek, sokmak, dürtüklemek…


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pousser, donner un coup, passer…


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clavar, ficar…


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يوخِز…


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strčit, šťouchnout, udělat (díru)…


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støde, puffe, stikke…


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menusuk, membuat lubang, menyembulkan…


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ผลัก, เจาะ (รู), โผล่ออกมา…


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đẩy, chọc, chọc thành lỗ…


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trącać, kuksaniec…


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mencuit, menyiku, mengorek…


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stoßen, bohren, (vor-)strecken…


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stikke, dytte, dytt [masculine]…


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찌르다…


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dare un colpetto a, ficcare, cacciare…


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тыкать, мешать (угли), тычок…


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