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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: poke
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It is like a sheep-dog, always running backwards and forwards, poking into the most out-of-the-way corners, now climbing at a run some steep hummock of the down, and now leisurely going miles about to escape an ant-hill; and all the time (here, by the way, ends the sheep-dog) it is stopping to gossip with rillets vagabond as itself, or loitering to bedeck itself with flowers.
In the latest field season, they discovered the partial spear point poking into the cavity of the horse-like creature's neck bone.