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- v. examine physically with or as if with a probe
- v. enter briefly
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He will poke into the most secret family affairs and not rest until his trufRe-searching instinct digs up some miserable incident which is calculated to finish off the unfortunate victim.
I stayed the night at Elaine’s apartment, and I spent the next day starting to poke into the corners of Richard Thurman’s life.
Missis wouldn't hear of our ridin 'the critters over Lizy's bridge tonight; "and, with a facetious poke into Andy's ribs, he started off, followed by the latter, at full speed, -- their shouts of laughter coming faintly on the wind.