Meaning of “poke” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /pəʊk/

[ T ] to quickly push your finger or other pointed object into someone or something:

Nell kept poking me in the arm.
He poked the fire with his stick.
poke (sth) round/out/through, etc

to appear through or from behind something, or to make something do this:

Grace poked her head round the door.
I thought I saw a bicycle wheel poking out of the water.
→ See also poke/stick your nose into sth

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