Meaning of “poke” in the English Dictionary

"poke" in British English

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pokeverb

uk /pəʊk/ us /poʊk/

pokenoun [ C ]

uk /pəʊk/ us /poʊk/

(Definition of “poke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poke" in American English

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pokeverb

us /poʊk/

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 ] us /poʊk/

He gave his brother a poke in the arm.

(Definition of “poke” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)