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    Poke His Finger At

    In this dictionary ( dictionary.reference.com/browse/poke?s=t ), definition 5 has this example:

    "The prosecutor kept poking his finger at the defendant. "

    Does it mean 1) the prosecutor's finger actually touched the defendant, or that 2) he was pointing his finger at the defendant?

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    Re: Poke His Finger At

    Welcome to the forums, debtan.

    Definition 5 is 'to thrust obtrusively', followed by your quoted example — not 'The prosecutor kept poking the defendant'.

    In no legal system I know are prosecutors permitted to actually touch defendants.

    Rover

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    Re: Poke His Finger At

    Thread closed. Clone of banned user.

    (I thought as much. Rover).
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jun-2013 at 12:07.

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