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poke 1

American English: /poʊk/
British English: /pəʊk/

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (jab) to poke the fire
    atizar el fuego
    to poke somebody in the eye (with finger)
    meterle el dedo en el ojo a alguien
    to poke somebody's eye out
    sacarle un ojo a alguien
    she poked me in the ribs to make me shut up (with elbow)
    me dio un codazo para que me callara
    he poked me in the ribs with his umbrella
    me clavó el paraguas en el costado
    stop poking me!
    ¡deja ya de darme!
    1.2 (thrust) she poked her head around the door
    asomó la cabeza por la puerta
    he poked his head out from under the sheets
    sacó la cabeza de entre las sábanas
    to poke something at somebody/somethingstop poking that stick at me!
    ¡deja ya de darme con el palo!
    poke a fork into the meat to see if it's done
    pincha la carne con un tenedor a ver si está hecha
    he poked his finger through the crack
    metió el dedo por la ranura
    he poked a hole in the bag
    le hizo un agujero a la bolsa
    it's easy to poke holes in their argument
    es fácil echar por tierra su argumento
    fun nose 1 1
  • 2 (punch) (US) [colloquial]to poke somebody in the nose
    pegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a alguien
    pegarle un mamporro en la nariz a alguien [colloquial]

intransitive verb

  • 1 (jab)to poke at somethinghe poked at the mouse with a stick
    le dio al ratón con un palo
    she poked listlessly at her food
    jugueteaba desganada con la comida
    Example sentences
    • It only seemed like I had been asleep for two minutes when I was poked at and I nearly jumped out of my skin before I realized our car ride was over.
    • If people are poked with a sharp enough stick, like the threat of a large-scale war, they'll respond.
    • We've been poking him with a sharp stick, and if you do that long enough, you have to either shoot the dog or get bit.
  • 2 (project) her feet were poking out of the sheets
    los pies le asomaban por entre las sábanas
    a few shoots were poking up out of the soil
    unos cuantos brotes asomaban en la tierra
    his elbows were poking out of his sweater
    los codos le asomaban por los agujeros del suéter
    Example sentences
    • Wiry white and grey hairs poked out of his thick, flabby ears and his blue eyes were shoved deep into this rough-skinned face.
    • We cut to the next scene, where he is now under a large mound of sand, now with only the top of his head visible, poking through the side of the mound.
    • A widow of several years, she wears a green, yellow and orange headscarf, from which black and grey curls poke out.


  • 1 1.1 (jab)
    (with elbow) codazo (masculine)
    she gave him a poke in the ribs
    le dio en el costado
    (with elbow) le dio or le pegó un codazo en el costado
    to give the fire a poke
    atizar el fuego
    it's better than a poke in the eye (with a sharp stick)
    menos da una piedra
    (algo es algo,) peor es nada
    Example sentences
    • The main purpose of my wee trip was to see my Uncle John and give him a poke and prod prior to his heart surgery.
    • I gave the house sale a good poke and prod today and it sounds as if the urgency of our situation has got through.
    • Her mom gave her a poke and gestured to the table.
    1.2 (punch) (US) [colloquial] to give somebody a poke on the nose
    pegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a alguien
    pegarle un mamporro en la nariz a alguien [colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

poke about

poke around verb + adverb

poke along

verb + adverb
ir a paso de tortuga [colloquial]
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poke 2

American English: /poʊk/
British English: /pəʊk/
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