Translation of stoke in Spanish:

stoke

Pronunciation: /stəʊk/

vt

stoke (up)

  • 1.1 [fire/furnace] echarle carbón ( or leña etc) a
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    • On washdays, the tub was filled with cold water using buckets, and a wood or coal fire was stoked up.
    • The furnaces that fed them fizzled out long ago, the coal that stoked the fires lies unexcavated in flooded mines.
    • Leaning over, she took hold of an iron stick and with it poked at the fire, stoking the dying flames.
    1.2 [hatred] avivar, alimentar; [tensions] agudizar*
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    • Unanswered, its effect is to stoke resentment and encourage conflict.
    • Exactly 100 years ago this week, Wales was in the midst of a fervent religious revival led by a young Methodist, stoking fanatical excitement and emotional excesses.
    • These ads are geared to stoke voter emotions and fears to hammer a candidate on a controversial issue.

Phrasal verbs

stoke up

v + o + adv, v + adv + ostoke 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [colloquial/familiar] stoke up! you won't be eating again for a while! llénate bien, que va a pasar un buen rato antes de que vuelvas a comer she's stoking up for the long walk está haciendo acopio de energías para la larga caminata [humorous/humorístico]

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