Definition of pole verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pole

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//poʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pole
BrE BrE//pəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//poʊl//
 
he / she / it poles
BrE BrE//pəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//poʊlz//
 
past simple poled
BrE BrE//pəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//poʊld//
 
past participle poled
BrE BrE//pəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//poʊld//
 
-ing form poling
BrE BrE//ˈpəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊlɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] pole (something) + adv.prep. to move a boat by pushing on the bottom of a river, etc. with a pole He hired a punt and poled upstream. Word Originverb late Old English pāl (in early use without reference to thickness or length), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch paal and German Pfahl, based on Latin palus ‘stake’.
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