verb (used with object), stoked, stok·ing.
verb (used without object), stoked, stok·ing.
- stoke poges,
- stoke up,
Origin of stoke1
Origin of stoke2
Examples from the Web for stoke
Comments like that are designed to stoke the fires of fan-passion—and it works beautifully.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Melissa Leon|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So much of the fear the media tries to stoke in me is fear of the oppressed underdog lashing out.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But also just as the news media plays to or even inflames such fears to drive ratings, Republicans stoke fear to drive votes.Ebola Scare-Mongerer Rand Paul Wants You to Think You’re Going to Die|Sally Kohn|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Live Another Day, did you make a concerted effort to not stoke those fires?‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future|Marlow Stern|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are also likely to stoke the kind of sectarian mistrust from which ISIS draws its strength.
Campbell states that, on reaching Stoke Pogis, Coke locked his daughter "in an upper chamber, of which he himself kept the key."The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck|Thomas Longueville
Since we have been at Stoke he has been much more gentle and obedient, scarcely ever cries and amuses himself on the floor.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3|Augustus J. C. Hare
He told me that Grinkel had found a fresh horse in Stoke village, and so had outstripped him.King Olaf's Kinsman|Charles Whistler
The Normans never went into the stoke, or at least very rarely.The Serf|Guy Thorne
The excitement began to paint his cheeks, the drink to stoke wild fires in his eyes.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Word Origin for stoke
1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:
Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]