to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.
to shake up the coals of a fire.
to tend a fire or furnace.
Other definitions for stoke (2 of 2)
a unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poises divided by the density of the fluid in grams per cubic centimeter.
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How to use stoke in a sentence
Their continued presence is now stoking tensions between the incoming islanders and longtime residents of Sagar, says Pradip Saha, a filmmaker who has made a documentary on the impact of climate change in the Sundarbans.
Developers will likely use this to great effect down the road, and I’m stoked to experience it.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing | Stan Horaczek | November 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
They believe that this is going to stoke envy so it’s better to try to keep it hidden.How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) (Ep. 438) | Stephen J. Dubner | November 5, 2020 | Freakonomics
This has endured for many national political and popular cultures since the end of the second world war and until recently has been stoked by American soft power and popular culture.As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished | LGBTQ-Editor | November 2, 2020 | No Straight News
In the meantime, unscrupulous groups may stoke confusion by claiming victory before all the votes are counted.How social media platforms plan to curb fake news about the US election | Nicolás Rivero | October 30, 2020 | Quartz
I meant the age-old motivator, fear—stoking fear in their base of what a Republican Senate would look like.
The Sunday shows were in full Ebola panic mode today, stoking fears that it could spread further in the United States.
Another day, another Fox News segment stoking the flames of hate against Muslims.
Meanwhile, in East Jerusalem, some hardline Palestinian officials now appear to be actively stoking the fires for political gain.The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever | Peter Schwartzstein | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Kremlin ordered tanks, heavy weapons and Russian fighters to pour over the border stoking up the crisis until tragedy struck.
Zoomed over the German lines in the war, stoking an airplane, although at that time he was only a kid.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
The boiler-room telegraphs, stoking indicators, rudder indicators, clocks and thermostats were also electrical.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' | British Government
What time I was not stoking the fire, I was stirring the charge with a long iron rabble that weighed some twenty-five pounds.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
And all those groans over the stove-stoking we were going to do were words, idle words!Living on a Little | Caroline French Benton
Bindle was thorough in all things, especially in the matter of stoking.Mrs. Bindle | Hebert Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for stoke
to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
(tr) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for
- See also stoke up
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