Poke his head out
Clumps of grass poked up through the snow.
A bony elbow poked through a hole in his sweater.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)The owner of a local gun shop pokes his head out of the door suspiciously as I take a photograph of his frontage.To protrude, extend, or stick something out (of something or some place).The man poked a finger at my poke finder pro moon shirt.I poked the ants out of the hole with a stick.I knew there were little birds in the birdhouse, because a little head poked out now and then.Someone had poked a message best in slot wow addon curse under the door.Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)The piece also poked fun at claims that he was one of the few to spot the downturn coming.To push something somewhere or move it in a particular direction with a small quick movement He poked his head around the corner to check that nobody was coming.To protrude, extend, or stick out (of something or some place).See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits poke/stick your nose into something, add to my wordlist jump to other results (informal) to try to become involved in something that does not concern you Hes always poking his nose into other peoples business.If an object is poking out of, through, etc.BrE BrE/pks/ ; NAmE NAmE/poks/ past simple poked, brE BrE/pkt/ ; NAmE NAmE/pokt/ past participle poked, brE BrE/pkt/ ; NAmE NAmE/pokt/ -ing form poking.Once shoots begin to poke out of the soil, you can transplant them to deeper soil.
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To gouge or dislodge something out (of something or some place) with a forceful jabbing action.
The noun dates from the late 18th cent.
The dog poked out its nose from under the blanket.