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Noun: poking  pow-king
  1. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    - jab, jabbing, poke, thrust, thrusting
Verb: poke  powk
  1. Push suddenly or strongly with a finger or something pointed
    "he poked his finger into her ribs";
    - jab, prod, stab, dig
     
  2. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    "This guy is always poking around the office";
    - intrude, horn in, pry, nose
     
  3. Stir by poking
    "poke the embers in the fireplace"
     
  4. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
    "a bible-poking Southern Baptist";
    - thump, pound
     
  5. Make a hole by poking

Derived forms: pokings

Type of: agitate, commove, disturb, gesture, hit, look, pierce, raise up, search, shake up, stir up, thrust, vex

Encyclopedia: Poking

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