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!