poke into (someone or something)

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poke into (someone or something)

1. To jab, push, or prod into someone or something. The bus was so packed that someone's elbow was poking into me for the whole ride. Something sharp in the bag must have been poking into the package of steaks, because there's meat juice over everything!
2. To jab, push, or prod something into someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "poke" and "into." Stop poking your elbow into me! I poked a long stick into the hole to make sure there wasn't anything living in it.
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poke something into something

 and poke something in
to stick or cram something into something. He poked his finger into the jam, pulled it out again, and licked it. Jeff poked in his finger.
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Back to the pumpkin project, Clarke instructs each felter how to wrap their core with colored wool and poke, poke, poke it into place; how to poke pumpkin segments - "first do thirds, then halve those thirds"; and then how to poke in place the finishing touches, such as stem and leaves before adding wire tendrils.
They poke it into squelchy puddles, into a pond, into seed heads and into a mysterious hole.