poke (one) in (some body part)

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poke (one) in (some body part)

To jab, push, or prod one in a part of the body (with something). I poked him in the ribs to get his attention. My son poked me in the eye by accident and ended up scratching my cornea.
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poke in

1. To protrude, push, or jab into something. I could feel a spring or something poking in my back as I sat down into the passenger seat of the car. We don't want anything sharp to poke in through the cellophane wrapping.
2. To jab, push, or thrust something in(to someone or something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "poke" and "in." Poke in this long stick and make sure nothing's living in that hole before you go putting your hand down there. I poked my head in the door to see what everyone was saying.
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poke someone in something

to strike or jab someone in some body part. Billy poked Bobby in the tummy and made him cry. She poked herself in the eye accidentally.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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