poke into

poke into
1. enter briefly (Freq. 1)

We poked into the bar

Hypernyms: ↑penetrate, ↑perforate
Verb Frames:

Something is ——ing PP


Somebody ——s PP

2. examine physically with or as if with a probe

probe an anthill

Syn: ↑probe, ↑dig into
Derivationally related forms: ↑probe (for: ↑probe)
Hypernyms: ↑penetrate, ↑perforate
Hyponyms: ↑gutter
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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