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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
Noun: poke  powk
  1. Tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    - pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana
  2. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    - dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer
  3. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding a customer's purchases
    - sack, paper bag, carrier bag [Brit]
  4. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    - jab, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrusting
  5. (boxing) a blow with the fist
    "I gave him a poke on his nose";
    - punch, clout, lick, biff, slug, dong [Austral, NZ]

Derived forms: poking, pokes, poked

Type of: agitate, bag, blow, bum [N. Amer], commove, disturb, do-nothing, gesture, hit, idler, layabout, loafer, look, pierce, pokeweed, raise up, search, shake up, stir up, thrust, vex

Encyclopedia: Poke