There are 2 main translations of poke in Spanish

: poke1poke2

poke1

Pronunciation /poʊk//pəʊk/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(jab)

      to poke the fire atizar el fuego
      • (with finger) to poke sb in the eye meterle el dedo en el ojo a algn
      • to poke sb's eye out sacarle un ojo a algn
      • (with elbow) she poked me in the ribs to make me shut up me dio un codazo para que me callara
      • he poked me in the ribs with his umbrella me clavó el paraguas en el costado
      • stop poking me! ¡deja ya de darme!

    • 1.2(thrust)

      she poked her head around the door asomó la cabeza por la puerta
      • he poked his head out from under the sheets sacó la cabeza de entre las sábanas
      • to poke sth at sb/sth
      • stop poking that stick at me! ¡deja ya de darme con el palo!
      • poke a fork into the meat to see if it's done pincha la carne con un tenedor a ver si está hecha
      • he poked his finger through the crack metió el dedo por la ranura
      • he poked a hole in the bag le hizo un agujero a la bolsa
      • it's easy to poke holes in their argument es fácil echar por tierra su argumento

  • 2US informal

    (punch)
    to poke sb in the nose pegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a algn

intransitive verb

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    (jab)
    to poke at sth
    • he poked at the mouse with a stick le dio al ratón con un palo
    • she poked listlessly at her food jugueteaba desganada con la comida
    • The use of the pejorative ‘insidious’ is a little unnecessary, but I'm not one who should poke people with sticks for using flowery language.
    • It needles you, it shoves, it pokes you in the side - not hard, but hard enough to make you yelp.
    • She believed that she got the lead poisoning when a sharp pencil was poked into her cheek.
    • We've been poking him with a sharp stick, and if you do that long enough, you have to either shoot the dog or get bit.
    • But I think that just poking him with a stick and expecting him to leap to his feet and resume his journey as if no time had passed would serve only to hasten his final death throes.
    • That is followed by the curious urge to poke it with a stick.
    • If people are poked with a sharp enough stick, like the threat of a large-scale war, they'll respond.
    • Have you ever experienced the sensation of falling into a deep sleep, only to have someone poke your ears with sharp needles?
    • We rode the subway out to the Bronx Zoo, and joined the hordes strolling around poking the animals with sticks.
    • Sometimes the children can be seen poking them with sticks.
    • Don't poke me or prod me when you are talking to me.
    • It is poked repeatedly with a stick until it is absolutely livid.
    • It was a real ‘crikey’ moment, and I wanted wrestle it, or at least poke it with a stick, but nobody had a camera so there was no point.
    • They were dreadful sleepers, but I'm sure that was because I was prodding and poking them all the time!
    • We poked it with a stick and established that the wasps had moved out.
    • She tries poking them with a stick to get them down and then throwing a rock.
    • It only seemed like I had been asleep for two minutes when I was poked at and I nearly jumped out of my skin before I realized our car ride was over.
    • Abi was taken to an admissions room, where she was poked and prodded and monitored by various midwives and doctors.
    • I grinned and stepped back slightly, but was pushed further as he poked me with the stick.
    • Sometimes, you see a hornet's nest, and some wise part of you knows that you shouldn't go poking it with a stick.
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    (project)
    asomar
    her feet were poking out of the sheets los pies le asomaban por entre las sábanas
    • a few shoots were poking up out of the soil unos cuantos brotes asomaban en la tierra
    • his elbows were poking out of his sweater los codos le asomaban por los agujeros del suéter
    • When I awoke, I was covered in strange purple hairs that poked out through my clothes and made a sound only dogs could hear.
    • I can recall how O looked as if it were yesterday: lying next to me, his shirt slightly undone, the top of his chest hair poking out, huge grin on his face.
    • Leonard was a very tall young man, with bright blonde hair poking out from under his tattered cowboy hat.
    • Small bits of dark brown hair poked out from underneath his hat.
    • The shock of black hair poking from the top of his white OU visor was wet and mussed from a sideline celebration shower.
    • We must have walked for about an hour, and were on the point of turning round and returning to the caravan, when we spotted a stick poking out of the water, about twenty yards offshore.
    • Wiry white and grey hairs poked out of his thick, flabby ears and his blue eyes were shoved deep into this rough-skinned face.
    • There was a big stick poking out of one of the trashcans.
    • White hair poked out from under his cap and a pipe was clenched between his teeth.
    • My father's short reddish brown hair was poking out from beneath his hat, and my mother's dark hair wasn't far from being out of order as well.
    • We cut to the next scene, where he is now under a large mound of sand, now with only the top of his head visible, poking through the side of the mound.
    • Dark brown hair poked out around the edge of his white baseball cap.
    • One had a large backwards blue cap on his head, messy black hair poking out from underneath.
    • His shirt was open to the second button; a few curly hairs poked through.
    • Her fang teeth were starting to extend, poking down so they just visible in her open mouth, and her hands gripped the arms of the chair.
    • Ben watched her as she worked, wisps of her hair falling about her face and her tongue just visibly poking out of the corner of her mouth as she concentrated.
    • With such visible history, the sun-blackened ruins poking out from the undergrowth and overgrowth, Nevis is fun to explore.
    • Pausing, he scratched a tuft of vibrant red hair poking from beneath his cap.
    • Tufts of springy white hair poked up from the center of the crown.
    • A widow of several years, she wears a green, yellow and orange headscarf, from which black and grey curls poke out.

noun

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    • 1.1(jab)

      golpe masculine
      (with elbow) codazo masculine
      she gave him a poke in the ribs le dio en el costado
      • to give the fire a poke atizar el fuego
      • With appropriate physical gentleness, have a poke and a prod and check out the territory.
      • I did not care for the pokes, prods, or interrogation I felt was imminent.
      • He sighed, then sneezed as an unlucky poke of the stick in the fire sent a cloud of smoke into his face.
      • I laughed and gave him one last poke before I let go.
      • Her mom gave her a poke and gestured to the table.
      • I liked the fact that it came across as an affectionate poke, and the fact that Garth looked like a cross between one of my friends and that bloke in Can who had the big sidies.
      • The main purpose of my wee trip was to see my Uncle John and give him a poke and prod prior to his heart surgery.
      • And he delivers this brilliant poke in the collective eye of manipulative, one-sided documentary makers everywhere.
      • After a few prods and pokes, he gave an injection for the pain, sat at his desk, lifted the phone and ordered the air ambulance.
      • They're posh girls who talk like lads down the boozer about boobs and bums and can't resist giving them a poke and a prod in a giggly, sapphic way - all very private school changing rooms.
      • Paige was startled out of his musings by a particularly hard poke to his back.
      • On the one hand, the elections this month gave them a poke in the eye.
      • Her finger moved down my belly ending with a poke as she slowly pulled away backwards, turned and left me in my waking dream.
      • Delia felt a poke and immediately turned to her father, who was holding a piece of toast out for her.
      • A poke in his side however caught his attention and he looked down to a frowning Shi who had a scolding look on her face.
      • I gave the house sale a good poke and prod today and it sounds as if the urgency of our situation has got through.
      • Consumer loyalty is rewarded with a poke in the eye.
      • But it was just a question of getting on with it with pokes and prods.
      • Lesley Vainikolo also left the Belle Vue battleground early but his double vision from a poke in the eye will not keep him out of this Friday's visit to The Shay to take on Halifax.
      • We were in the air about 45 minutes when I felt a poke in the ribs and turned to find my row-mate prodding me with his rolled-up reading material.

    • 1.2US informal (punch)

      mamporro masculine informal
      puñetazo masculine
      to give sb a poke on the nose pegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a algn

  • 2British vulgar slang

    (sexual act)
    polvo masculine slang
    cogida feminine Mexico River Plate vulgar slang
    to have a poke coger Mexico River Plate vulgar slang

There are 2 main translations of poke in Spanish

: poke1poke2

poke2

monedero, n.

Pronunciation /poʊk//pəʊk/

noun

US
informal

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    (purse) monedero masculine
    (purse) chauchera feminine Chile
    (wallet) billetera feminine