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English definition of “stoke”

stoke

verb [I or T]     /stəʊk/ US  /stoʊk/ (also stoke up)
to add fuel to a large fire and move the fuel around with a stick so that it burns well and produces a lot of heat: Once the fire had been stoked up, the room began to get warm.FuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel to encourage bad ideas or feelings in a lot of people: He's been accused of stoking up racial hatred in the region. Rumours of an emergency meeting of the finance ministers stoked the atmosphere of crisis.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of stoke verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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