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English definition of “poke”

poke

verb  /poʊk/ us  

poke verb (PUSH)

[I/T] to push a finger or other object into someone or something, or to push something through or past someone or something: [T] Quit poking me to move ahead – there are people in front of me. [T] Josie poked her head around the corner to see what made the noise.

poke verb (INVOLVE)

[I always + adv/prep] to involve yourself or take part in (something) that is not your responsibility or does not involve you: He’s always poking into other people’s business.
poke
noun [C]  /poʊk/ us  
He gave his brother a poke in the arm.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of poke from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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