transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 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
atsb/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 fun nose 1 1
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (jab)to poke
atsth 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 suéterExample 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (jab) golpe (masculine); (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 1.2 (punch) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], mamporro (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], puñetazo (masculine) to give sb a poke on the nose pegarle* un puñetazo or [colloquial/familiar] un mamporro en la nariz a algn
- 2 (sexual act) (British English/inglés británico) [vulgar], polvo (masculine) [slang/argot], cogida (feminine) (Mexico/México) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [vulgar] to have a poke echarse un polvo [slang/argot], coger* (Mexico/México) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [vulgar], follar (Spain/España) [vulgar]