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"stoke" in British English

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stokeverb [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 committee stoked the atmosphere of crisis.
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(Definition of stoke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stokeverb [T]

us   /stoʊk/
to add fuel to a large enclosed fire and move the fuel around so that it burns well and produces a lot of heat: Returning to the camp, he stoked the fire. fig. The flag is a symbol used to stoke the flames of (= increase) national pride.
(Definition of stoke from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stoke" in Business English

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stokeverb [T]

uk   /stəʊk/ us  
to encourage negative ideas or feelings about a particular situation: Worries about the company's future revenue growth were stoked by a drop in personal computer sales.
(Definition of stoke from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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