poke into

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v poke into examine physically with or as if with a probe "probe an anthill"
    • v poke into enter briefly "We poked into the bar"
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Usage

In literature:

The pole finished, Charley poked the barbed end down into the hole.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
See how the old lady digs out a piece o' that pie and pokes it into that lord's mouth!
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
I got him upstairs to my room, sat him in a big armchair, and poked the fire into a blaze.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
I tell you quite frankly I want to poke and pry into your plans.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
They climb the greased pole; they explore the prize, poking their foreheads into its fur.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Presently he began to explore the hollow, poking into all the rabbit-holes with his stick.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
Then they poked the hot stones out of the fire into the water.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Dennison poked his head into the room and withdrew it when he saw me.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
He nodded as he slipped the poke into a side pocket, and the cabin grew very silent.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
I had the muzzle of a rifle poked into my ribs.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Just fancy poking around in this way till you struck what could be easily turned into gold.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
As each person went through the soldiers examined him, poking his garments, looking into his load.
"The Crystal Crypt" by Philip Kindred Dick
Then in his turn, he poked a berry into Gretel's mouth.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Bursting into a rippling laugh, she raised her parasol, and skittishly poked Rose in the ribs.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
The leader went up to it, and almost poked his nose into it, sniffing.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Morty, poking his head this way and that, peering into the chamber as he had peered yesterday, wished he could see Colonel John's face.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
As Drake turned away from me again, our cab poked its laboring nose into a narrowing, gloomy street.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Quickly he sprang to where the lad lay and poked his cold muzzle into the boy's face.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
Presently Major Morris poked his nose into the opening.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
The little one poked her nose down into the bag, but was not comforted at once.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
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In poetry:

What can I do with this bayonet?
Make a rose bush of it?
Poke it into the moon?
Shave my legs with its silver?
Spear a goldfish?
No. No.
"Bayonet" by Anne Sexton
I twine messages in the trellis of verbiage;
worders poke answers into crevices
they can find.
So we build my wordcage, a life sentence.
"The Cell" by Raymond Queneau
But when the warrior with his steel honor
Climbed his horse and poked out his lance,
You timidly forced yourself back into your fold
And baaed there quietly and without hope.
"The Ram" by Franz Werfel
Hang Homer and Virgil; their meaning to seek,
A man must have poked into Latin and Greek;
Those who love their own tongue we have reason to hope,
Have read them translated by Dryden and Pope.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
I hurry. Snowdrifts. Frigid boughs
Of dead trees poke deep into the sky,
There are no tracks or sounds. It's still.
The realm of death in an enchanted world.
And here's my home. But what decay!
I'm shocked by this heartbreaking sight.
"Never" by Afanasy Afanasevich Fet

In news:

Head west on Pearl Street and poke your head into the gallery at Theatreworks, then visit the galleries in ArtSpace on 55 Asylum.
State police say they're still looking for two men who tried to force their way into an Erie-area drug store before the pharmacist got them to leave by poking one of the men in the eye.
Each time Craig Pepin would stop by the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, he would poke his head into Ryan Kane's work space and say hello.
Any given weekday, just poke your head into a hearing room in the city's housing courts.
The Gamecocks essentially poked a thousand little sticks into the sleeping giant that is Ole Miss on Saturday, and got out of town with a 49-48 double-overtime upset before the full fury of the Rebels could be felt.
Sonya Cortez (from left), Daniel Lucio and Amelia Everett use sticks to poke a hole in the water and then place the grass into the hole.
It's time the Pokes move into the top 25.
Also, javelins were increasingly landing flat, instead of poking upright into the turf, making distance-marking difficult, so in 1986 the International Association of Athletics Federations' technical committee authorized a new javelin design.
The league office didn't find it too funny, deeming it a $25,000 offense, but a lot of folks laughed after watching Delonte West intentionally poke his left index finger into Gordon Hayward's ear.
To do so, tape the template to the pumpkin and score the design into the skin by poking holes through the pattern with a nail.
Owner Leonard Kam (the son of the original Alicia) has developed recipes that turn regular ahi and tako poke into something magical.
Sean O'Brien got hooked on Hawaiian poke (a traditional dish of raw fish cut into bite-size pieces and seasoned) after honeymooning on the islands.
On August 16, 1947, a 20-year-old fisherman from Lakewood, James Walter Oakes, waded into South Boulder Creek and poked his fishing pole at a carcass he'd found wedged beneath a rock.
Poke a few toothpicks halfway into the top of the fruit and spear a smaller orange on top.
Knapp's building restoration work will soon poke into daylight.
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