Definitions for poke

Definitions for (noun) poke

Main entry: lick, clout, slug, biff, poke, punch

Definition: (boxing) a blow with the fist

Usage: I gave him a clout on his nose

Main entry: 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

Main entry: sack, carrier bag, paper bag, poke

Definition: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

Main entry: dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, poke, trailer

Definition: someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (verb) poke

Main entry: stab, poke, prod, dig, jab

Definition: poke or thrust abruptly

Usage: he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Main entry: poke

Definition: make a hole by poking

Main entry: 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

Main entry: poke

Definition: stir by poking

Usage: poke the embers in the fireplace

Main entry: nose, horn in, intrude, poke, pry

Definition: search or inquire in a meddlesome way

Usage: This guy is always nosing around the office

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