Fakhru went to the wastebasket and poked around with his finger.
See also: around, poke.
German pochen "to knock, rap both from poke the bear meme Proto-Germanic root *puk-, perhaps imitative.Poke in Dan loves poking around in hobby shops, looking for new airplanes.Why should one poke around a church, especially at night and this night?Informal, poking around the cellar I found a stash of rapport loto du 8 novembre 2017 tomato sauce.I poked around in the kitchen, checking out the fridge, the freezer and the cupboards.I can see to everything, and it will give me a good chance to poke around.
Poke.3 "an act of poking 1796, originally pugilistic slang, from poke (v.).
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Poke.1 "small sack early 13c., probably from Old North French poque (12c., Old French poche) "purse, poke, purse-net probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *puk- (cf.Slang sense "act of sexual intercourse" is attested from 1902.Old English pohha, pocca "bag, pocket Middle Dutch poke, Old Norse poki "bag, pouch, pocket dialectal German Pfoch from PIE root *beu-, an imitative camping poker set root associated with words for "to swell" (see bull (n.2).And poke about to look or search around."I'd like to poke around the bottom of the lagoon a little said Terry, with unconscious grimness.Stop poking around and get moving."to push, prod, thrust especially with something pointed,.1300, puken "to poke, nudge of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Middle Dutch poken "to poke" (Dutch beuken or Middle Low German poken "to stick with a knife" (cf.