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  1. Ana Laura

    Post Poke into

    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???


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    Re: Poke into

    I would visualise her looking into the lunch containers and, with a forefinger, moving the contents about to see what is there.

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