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poke

poke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poke

Definition
(noun) 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
Definition
(noun) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
Synonyms : dawdler , drone , laggard , lagger , trailer

Definition
(noun) a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
Synonyms : carrier bag , paper bag , sack

Definition
(noun) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
Synonyms : jab , jabbing , poking , thrust , thrusting
Example Sentence
  • he warned me with a jab with his finger
  • he made a thrusting motion with his fist

Definition
(noun) (boxing) a blow with the fist
Synonyms : biff , clout , lick , punch , slug
Example Sentence
  • I gave him a clout on his nose

Definition
(verb) poke or thrust abruptly
Synonyms : dig , jab , prod , stab
Example Sentence
  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Definition
(verb) search or inquire in a meddlesome way
Synonyms : horn in , intrude , nose , pry
Example Sentence
  • This guy is always nosing around the office

Definition
(verb) stir by poking
Example Sentence
  • poke the embers in the fireplace

Definition
(verb) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
Synonyms : pound , thump
Example Sentence
  • the salesman pounded the door knocker
  • a bible-thumping Southern Baptist

Definition
(verb) make a hole by poking
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poke

poke:- a single poke is used to ignite the fire.
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