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poke borak at (someone or something)

old-fashioned To taunt or mock someone or something; to make fun of someone or something. Primarily heard in Australia. The humorist has long been poking borak at figures high in the social and political spheres, drawing the ire from many of them.
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poke borak at

make fun of someone. Australian & New Zealand, dated
Borak was used in 19th-century Australian to mean ‘nonsense or rubbish’. It was originally a pidgin term and was based on an Aboriginal word meaning ‘no, not’.
1960 Eric North Nobody Stops Me I…subscribed to his ravings about women, while everybody else about the place poked borak at him.
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Most recently, Borak worked as vice president of Sales and Marketing for Darco International Inc of Huntington, WV.
Although "I believe hormesis is real, it is fundamentally difficult-and expensive--to demonstrate," Borak says.
In addition to the 60% equity arrangement, Leavitt keeps employees in place and offers resources that help producers and foster agency growth, Borak said.
Borak, who has more than 30 years of experience in the textiles industry, was most recently regional sales manager at Springs Industries.
New attractions this year include the all-inclusive resorts of Club Bonaca and Club Borak on Brac and you can also go all-inclusive in the resorts of Orebic and Slano.
We appreciate the interest of Borak, Russi, and Puglisi in our summary of the epidemiologic evidence on the possible carcinogenicity of trichloroethylene (TCE) (1).
The Arabic-language al-Khabour news website reported on Sunday that a 300-strong regiment of Arab forces who had been forcefully recruited by the SDF disobeyed their commanders in the town of Tal Borak in Eastern Hasaka, calling for their freedom.
Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed the remnants of nearly 100 previously undiscovered temples dating from the 6th and 7th centuries in Kratie province's historical Samphu Borak area, former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period.
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The Arabic-language al-Watan Online reported on Monday that the SDF has stopped a convoy of the Syrian Red Crescent and Red Cross societies sent to the flooded people in the villages of Tal Hamis and Tal Borak in Northern Hasaka from entering the region, forcing them to return to Qamishli.