Definition of stoke verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    stoke

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//stoʊk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stoke
     
    he / she / it stokes
     
    past simple stoked
     
    -ing form stoking
     
     
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  1. 1stoke something (up) (with something) to add fuel to a fire, etc. to stoke up a fire with more coal to stoke a furnace
  2. 2stoke something (up) to make people feel something more strongly to stoke up envy The publicity was intended to stoke up interest in her music.
  3. 3 stoke something (up) to make something increase or develop more quickly They were accused of stoking the crisis. The measures would stoke up inflation. These developments helped stoke the credit boom.
  4. Phrasal Verbsstoke up (on/with something)
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