Hi I know the meaning of poke but I would like to know what poke means in this sentence:
''Miss Caroline walked up and down the rows peering and poking into lunch containers, nodding if the contents pleased her, frowning a little at others''. (Its from the book 'To kill a Mockingbird')
Maybe 'Poke into' means 'to finger' in this context???
I would visualise her looking into the lunch containers and, with a forefinger, moving the contents about to see what is there.