poke through (something)

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poke through (something)

1. To jab, push, or prod through something. We've made the material extra durable so nothing but the sharpest blades can poke through it. Something sharp in the bag must have poked through the package of steaks, because there's meat juice over everything!
2. To jab, push, or prod something through something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "poke" and "through." She poked her pencil through the paper accidentally. I poked a skewer through the pieces of meat and vegetables.
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poke something through someone or something

to jab or stab something through someone or something. The evil knight poked his weapon through Arthur and withdrew it again. Danny poked his finger through the plastic pool liner by mistake.
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poke through (something)

to stick through something; to extend through something. The tips of Tommy's toes poked through his sneakers and looked very cold. The end of the lost spoon poked through the piecrust on the freshly baked pie. Now we knew where it had disappeared to.
See also: poke, through