There are 2 translations of poke in Spanish:

poke1

Pronunciation: /pəʊk/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (jab) to poke the fire atizar* el fuego to poke sb in the eye (with finger) meterle el dedo en el ojo a algn to poke sb's eye out sacarle* un ojo a algn 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 sábanasto poke sth at sb/sth stop 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 fun1 nose1 1
  • 2 (punch) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] to poke sb in the nose pegarle* un puñetazo or [familiar/colloquial] un mamporro en la nariz a algn

vi

  • 1.1 (jab)to poke at sth he 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 1.2 (project) asomar 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

Phrasal verbs

poke about

poke around v + adv

poke along

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] ir* a paso de tortuga [familiar/colloquial]

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There are 2 translations of poke in Spanish:

poke2

n

  • 1 1.1 (jab) golpe (m); (with elbow) codazo (m) 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) [set phrase] menos da una piedra, (algo es algo,) peor es nada 1.2 (punch) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], mamporro (m) [familiar/colloquial], puñetazo (m) to give sb a poke on the nose pegarle* un puñetazo or [familiar/colloquial] un mamporro en la nariz a algn

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.