- 1 1.1 (jab) See examples: to poke the fireto poke somebody in the eye (with finger)atizar el fuegoto poke somebody's eye outmeterle el dedo en el ojo a alguienshe poked me in the ribs to make me shut up (with elbow)sacarle un ojo a alguienhe poked me in the ribs with his umbrellame dio un codazo para que me callarastop poking me!me clavó el paraguas en el costado1.2 (thrust) See examples: she poked her head around the door¡deja ya de darme!he poked his head out from under the sheetsasomó la cabeza por la puertato poke somethingsacó la cabeza de entre las sábanas
atsomebody/somethingstop poking that stick at me!poke a fork into the meat to see if it's done¡deja ya de darme con el palo!he poked his finger through the crackpincha la carne con un tenedor a ver si está hechahe poked a hole in the bagmetió el dedo por la ranurait's easy to poke holes in their argumentle hizo un agujero a la bolsa→ fun → nose 1 1es fácil echar por tierra su argumento
- 1.1 (jab)to poke
atsomethinghe poked at the mouse with a stickshe poked listlessly at her foodle dio al ratón con un palo1.2 (project) her feet were poking out of the sheetsjugueteaba desganada con la comidaa few shoots were poking up out of the soillos pies le asomaban por entre las sábanashis elbows were poking out of his sweaterunos cuantos brotes asomaban en la tierralos 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)(with elbow)she gave him a poke in the ribsle dio en el costado(with elbow)to give the fire a pokele dio or le pegó un codazo en el costadoit's better than a poke in the eye (with a sharp stick)atizar el fuego1.2 (punch) to give somebody a poke on the nose(algo es algo,) peor es nadapegarle un puñetazo or [colloquial] un mamporro en la nariz a alguienExample 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.
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