Definition of stoke
- limiting the number of cars available … will help stoke demand for the car
- —Keith Naughton
The engineer stoked the coals.
The new ad campaign has helped to stoke sales.
Poor revenue figures have stoked concerns about possible layoffs.
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First Known Use: 1683See Words from the same year
: to stir or add fuel to (something that is burning)
: to increase the amount or strength of (something)
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