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

Translation of poke in Italian:

noun

  • 2 (punch) to take a poke at somebody
    tirare un pugno a qualcuno
    [figurative]
    fare una battuta ai danni di qualcuno

transitive verb

  • 1 (jab, prod)
    (person)
    dare dei colpetti a
    (pile, substance)
    (fire)
    to poke somebody in the ribs
    dare una gomitata nelle costole a qualcuno
    to poke somebody in the eye
    ficcare un dito in un occhio a qualcuno
    to poke oneself in the eye with a pencil
    ficcarsi la matita nell'occhio
    he poked his food with his fork
    esaminava il contenuto del suo piatto con la forchetta
  • 3 (pierce) See examples:to poke a hole in something
    fare un buco in qualcosa
    with con

intransitive verb

  • (elbow, toe, blade, spring)
    spuntare fuori
    (flower)
    to poke through
    (spring, stuffing)
    venire fuori da
    (hole, old mattress)
    (flower)
    spuntare tra
    (snow, rubble)
    to poke from under
    spuntare da sotto
    (bed, covers)

Idioms

it's better than a poke in the eye (with a sharp stick)

è meglio che un pugno in un occhio

Phrasal verbs

poke around

poke about

(British English)
in in for per

poke at:

poke at [something]
(food, plate)

poke out:

1 poke out
(elbow, toe, blade, spring)
spuntare fuori
(flower)
to poke out through (spring, stuffing)
venire fuori da
(hole, old mattress)
(flower)
spuntare su
(snow, rubble)
to poke out from under
spuntare da sotto
(bed, covers)
2 to poke out [something], to poke [something] out
mettere fuori
(head, nose)
tirare fuori
(tongue)
to poke somebody's eye out
cavare un occhio a qualcuno

poke up

(flower, shoot)
through tra

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