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poke

[ pohk ]SEE DEFINITION OF poke
  • nounpush, thrust
  • verbpush at; thrust
  • verbinterfere, snoop
  • verbmove along slowly

Synonyms for poke

  • jab
  • blow
  • boost
  • bunt
  • butt
  • dig
  • hit
  • nudge
  • prod
  • punch
  • shove
  • stab
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POKE

I've been scared about Dirk ever since; and now he won't go to Poke's!

He'll be suspicious if we begin to poke about the north wing.

Nothing in the world would have induced them to poke their noses out of the window.

I found a pretty cluster at the foot of a maple stump in Poke Hollow.

If I tell you what I want to, will you promise not to pitch into me, and not to nag and poke fun?

I kind of like to poke Elkanah in the shirt front once in a while, just to hear it crackle.

The Lacedaemonians were unkind enough to poke fun at these unfortunates.

I seen a guy once, take a poke at a guard, and what they done to him was plenty.

We then made bold to open the door and poke about; but with no better result.

When you poke the fire, every spark that flies up the chimney' is a baiocco!

WORD ORIGIN

"to push, prod, thrust," especially with something pointed, c.1300, puken "to poke, nudge," of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Middle Dutch poken "to poke" (Dutch beuken), or Middle Low German poken "to stick with a knife" (cf. German pochen "to knock, rap"), both from Proto-Germanic root *puk-, perhaps imitative. Related: Poked; poking. To poke fun "tease" first attested 1840; to poke around "search" is from 1809. To poke along "advance lazily; walk at a leisurely pace" is from 1833.

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bag

nouncontainer for one's possesions
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