stoke definition, meaning - what is stoke in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stoke”

See all translations

stoke

verb [I or T] uk   /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. 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.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of stoke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stoke?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stoke” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More