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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.
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