- 1 1.1 (jab) to poke the fireatizar el fuegoto poke somebody in the eye (with finger)meterle el dedo en el ojo a alguiento poke somebody's eye outsacarle un ojo a alguienshe poked me in the ribs to make me shut up (with elbow)me dio un codazo para que me callarahe poked me in the ribs with his umbrellame clavó el paraguas en el costadostop poking me!¡deja ya de darme!1.2 (thrust) she poked her head around the doorasomó la cabeza por la puertahe poked his head out from under the sheetssacó la cabeza de entre las sábanasto poke something
atsomebody/somethingstop poking that stick at me!¡deja ya de darme con el palo!poke a fork into the meat to see if it's donepincha la carne con un tenedor a ver si está hechahe poked his finger through the crackmetió el dedo por la ranurahe poked a hole in the bagle hizo un agujero a la bolsait's easy to poke holes in their argumentes fácil echar por tierra su argumento→ fun → nose 1 1
- 1 (jab)to poke
atsomethinghe poked at the mouse with a stickle dio al ratón con un paloshe poked listlessly at her foodjugueteaba desganada con la comidaExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (project) her feet were poking out of the sheetslos pies le asomaban por entre las sábanasa few shoots were poking up out of the soilunos cuantos brotes asomaban en la tierrahis elbows were poking out of his sweaterlos 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.
- 1 1.1 (jab)(with elbow) codazo (masculine)she gave him a poke in the ribsle dio en el costado(with elbow) le dio or le pegó un codazo en el costadoto give the fire a pokeatizar el fuegoit's better than a poke in the eye (with a sharp stick)menos da una piedra
(algo es algo,) peor es nadaExample sentences1.2 (punch) (American English) [colloquial]
mamporro (masculine) [colloquial]to give somebody a poke on the nosepegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a alguienpegarle un mamporro en la nariz a alguien [colloquial]
- 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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