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English definition of “poke”

poke

verb     /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.Pushing and shoving
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 sthAppearing and disappearing
(Definition of poke verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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