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Synonyms for poke

Synonyms for (noun) poke

Synonyms: lick, clout, slug, biff, poke, punch Definition: (boxing) a blow with the fist Usage: I gave him a clout on his nose

Similar words: blow Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon Usage: a blow on the head

Synonyms: poke, poking, jab, jabbing, thrust, thrusting Definition: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) Usage: he warned me with a jab with his finger; he made a thrusting motion with his fist

Similar words: gesture Definition: motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

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

Similar words: bag Definition: a flexible container with a single opening Usage: he stuffed his laundry into a large bag

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

Similar words: idler, bum, layabout, loafer, do-nothing Definition: person who does no work Usage: a lazy bum

Synonyms: scoke, Phytolacca americana, pigeon berry, poke, garget Definition: 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

Similar words: pokeweed Definition: perennial of the genus Phytolacca

Synonyms for (verb) poke

Synonyms: stab, poke, prod, dig, jab Definition: poke or thrust abruptly Usage: he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Similar words: thrust Definition: push forcefully Usage: He thrust his chin forward

Synonyms: poke Definition: make a hole by poking

Similar words: pierce Definition: make a hole into Usage: The needle pierced her flesh

Synonyms: pound, poke, thump Definition: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument Usage: the salesman pounded the door knocker; a bible-thumping Southern Baptist

Similar words: hit Definition: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument Usage: He hit her hard in the face

Synonyms: poke Definition: stir by poking Usage: poke the embers in the fireplace

Similar words: stir up, commove, agitate, disturb, vex, raise up, shake up Definition: change the arrangement or position of

Synonyms: nose, horn in, intrude, poke, pry Definition: search or inquire in a meddlesome way Usage: This guy is always nosing around the office

Similar words: search, look Definition: search or seek Usage: We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest; Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!