toepoke

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

toepoke (third-person singular simple present toepokes, present participle toepoking, simple past and past participle toepoked)

  1. (soccer) Alternative form of toe-poke
    • 1988, Glenn Patterson, Burning Your Own,[1] ISBN 9780749398910, Minerva (1993), page 105:
      ‘You’re not going to tell me you’re still toepoking at your age,’ his uncle said. ‘See what happens if you don’t kick properly? Look here till I show you.’
    • 2002 April 2, "Darren Dootsen" (username), "Does this ound familiar?", in uk.sport.football.clubs.leeds-united, Usenet:
      Clinging on to said defender, viduka, slightly off balance, only manages to tickle the ball with his toecaps, merely toepoking it to the opposition.
    • 2004, Ferdinand Mount, Mind the Gap: The New Class Divide in Britain,[2][3] Short Books, ISBN 9781904095941, page 250:
      There are moments today as ever when you catch that joy on the wing: seeing a little girl standing in a shopping trolley singing a nonsense song or a chortling urchin toepoking a football past the toppling figure of his father in the park.
    • 2005 January 4, "Sumisdad" (username), "Re: So...is it time to bring back Tim?", in alt.sports.soccer.manchester.united, Usenet:
      Morrison ran on to a through ball, toepoked it towards the goal, Sorensen went to ground too early and the ball bounced slowly over his chest and nestled in the goal.
    • 2005 March 9, "arby" (username), "Re: chelsea v barca", in uk.sport.football.clubs.newcastle-united, Usenet:
      did he( Ronaldinhio) toepoke that goal or what?

Noun[edit]

toepoke (plural toepokes)

  1. (soccer) Alternative form of toe-poke
    • 1979, Ken Jones, How to Play Soccer,[4] Chartwell Books, ISBN 9780890091906, page 13:
      Toepokes are useful in an emergency, particularly when it is impossible to get close to the ball.
    • 1997 October 3, "David Arnold" (username), "[Tunisia - Australia [R]]", in rec.sport.soccer, Usenet:
      viduka's toepoke was matched in the second half, but again was wide.
    • 2002 June 27, "William Watson" (username), "Re: Semifinal Brazil - Turkey [R]", in rec.sport.soccer, Usenet:
      I think the ball bounced over his hand, he was in line with the ball but the toepoke bounced higher than he expected.
    • 2004 August 20, "Victoria Barrett" (username), "Re: [082104] When Gut League Saturday Comes", in uk.sport.football, Usenet:
      3-1is a bit close? Try 1-0, with a toepoke of a goal in the 90'.