In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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
2USinformal(punch)to poke sb in the nose — pegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a algn informal
1(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
2(project)asomarher 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
1(jab)golpe masculinemasculine codazoshe gave him a poke in the ribs — le dio / le pegó un codazo en el costado
- to give the fire a poke — atizar el fuego
- it's better than a poke in the eye (with a sharp stick) — (algo es algo,) peor es nada
2USinformal(punch)mamporro masculine informalpuñetazo masculineto give sb a poke on the nose — pegarle un puñetazo en la nariz a algn informal
3Britishvulgar slang(sexual act)polvo masculine slangcogida feminine Mexico River Plate vulgar slangto have a poke — follar Spain vulgar slang
1masculine monedero US informalfeminine chauchera Chile US informalfeminine billetera
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