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stoke up

verb (adverb)
to feed and tend (a fire, etc) with fuel
(intransitive) to fill oneself with food
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  • But I laid in some stores, for I guessed you would want to stoke up some after your travels.'

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • This house goes by machinery, with Elspeth to stoke up the motive power.

    Big Game Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • By noon you can stoke up with meat and potatoes—anything you want that'll stick to the merry old slats.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • If you want to get work done by the engine, you have got to stoke up the furnace.

  • The French spy was at once sent below and put into safe keeping, and the signal to "stoke up" was sent to the engine-rooms.

    The Angel of the Revolution George Griffith

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