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poke

verb uk   /pəʊk/ us    /poʊk/

poke verb (PUSH)

[T] to push a finger or other pointed object quickly into someone or something: You'll poke someone in the eye with that umbrella if you're not careful! Two kids were poking a stick into the drain.

poke verb (APPEAR)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to (cause something to) appear or stretch out from behind or through something else: Cathy poked her head round the door to say hello. The first green shoots are poking through the soil/up.

poke verb (ON INTERNET)

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message
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poke

noun [C] uk   /pəʊk/ us    /poʊk/
the act of poking someone or something: She gave me a poke in the stomach.
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