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poke

noun
verb
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noun
1 noun prodpriocadh masc  c m usonc masc4  c m ushe gave it a poke with a stick phrioc sí le bata éhe gave me a poke in the eye chuir sé a mhéar i mo shúil, sháigh sé a mhéar faoi mo shúila poke in the ribs sonc sna heasnacha 2 noun criticismgoineog fem2  c m usáiteán masc1  c m uto have a poke at sb goineog a thabhairt do dhuine, gob a chaitheamh chuig duine
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3 noun (SCOTLAND) for chips etca poke of chips mála sceallóga poke of ice-cream cón uachtar reoite 4 noun vulgar, offensive sex actmarcaíocht very informal fem3  c m u to get a poke marcaíocht a fháil very informal, do chuid a fháil very informal 5 noun informal power (of machinery)cumhacht fem3  c m uthat car has plenty of poke tá fuílleach cumhachta ag an gcarr sin
verb
6 verb prod at, jab TRANSITIVEprioc verb  c m upriocadh a thabhairt dosonc a thabhairt doshe poked him with a pen phrioc sí é le peann, sháigh sí peann annhe poked me in the chest with his finger sháigh sé a mhéar i mo chliabhrach, bhrúigh sé a mhéar faoi m'ucht 7 verb stimulate fire TRANSITIVEcoigil verb  c m uhe poked the fire sháigh sé bior sa tine, chart sé an tine 8 verb insert TRANSITIVEsáigh verb  c m ushe poked her finger into the cake sháigh sí a méar isteach sa chíste, chuir sí a méar sa chácahe poked the stick through the hole sháigh sé an maide tríd an bpoll 9 verb RUGBY, SOCC kick TRANSITIVEciceáil verb  c m uhe poked the ball into the net chiceáil sé an liathróid isteach san eangach, chuir sé an liathróid san eangachshe poked the ball on to Máire chiceáil sí an liathróid ar aghaidh chuig Máire
phrases

to be a poke in the eye for sb

informal his attitude was a poke in the eye for his defenders dorn sa phus a bhí ina dhearcadh dá chosantóirí

to be a poke in the eye for sth

informal it's a poke in the eye for the rule of law céim siar é do smacht an dlí

to be better than a poke in the eye

(also

to be better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick

) informal it's better than a poke in the eye tá sé níos fearr ná cic sa tóin informal, tá sé níos fearr ná smeach ó asal, is fearr é ná dada, tá sé níos fearr ná bheith gan a dhath

to have a poke around

(also

to have a poke about

) informal breathnú timpeallamharc tharthe opened the bonnet and had a poke about d'oscail sé an boinéad agus bhreathnaigh sé timpeall

to poke fun at sb

bheith ag magadh faoi dhuinebheith ag spochadh as duinebheith ag piocadh ar dhuinebheith ag fonóid faoi dhuine

to poke fun at sth

bheith ag magadh faoi rudábhar grinn a dhéanamh de rud

to poke holes in sth

1 make small openingspoill a chur i rudcriathar a dhéanamh de rudrud a pholladhhe poked holes in a plastic bag chuir sé poill i mála plaisteach, rinne sé criathar de mhála plaisteach 2 find flaws informallocht a fháil ar rudlúb ar lár a aimsiú i rudhe poked holes in my theory d'aimsigh sé lúb ar lár sa teoiric a bhí agam, rinne sé lúb ar lár sa teoiric a bhí agamthey poked holes in his book fuair siad locht ar a leabhar

to poke your nose into sth

pejorative , informal do ladar a chur isteach i ruddo ghaosán a chur i ruddo shrón a shá isteach i rudshe poked her nose into his business chuir sí a ladar isteach ina ghnó siúd, sháigh sí a srón isteach ina chúram siúd

to take a poke at sb

informal 1 hitduine a bhualadhtarraingt ar dhuine 2 criticiseduine a cháineadhtabhairt faoi dhuine

to take a poke at sth

informal rud a cháineadhtabhairt faoi rudlocht a fháil ar rud

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