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  • 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
See also synonyms for: poking
  • dig
  • jab
  • nudge
  • prod
  • protrude
  • punch
  • shove
  • stab
  • stick
  • stick out
  • arouse
  • awaken
  • bulge
  • butt
  • crowd
  • elbow
  • goose
  • hit
  • jostle
  • jut
  • overhang
  • project
  • provoke
  • ram
  • rouse
  • shoulder
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • stand out
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After a few warm-up pokes, a veterinarian injected the vaccine.
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They get a full spread of poke, prawns, locally caught fish and kalua pork served on their balcony.
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The test is still the same — a PCR test that involves a five-second swab in each nostril, not a deep poke back toward the brain.
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She wore an old poke bonnet and carried a crooked stick, and there seemed to be a hump upon her back.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
The hump-backed little figure with poke-bonnet and cane was chased out upon the broken landing.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
"Mr. Mudge requires no hat where he is now," continued the doctor, stooping to poke the fire.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Whenever a potato lit up dangerously she gave it a poke into a new position.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Because it's so much pleasanter, in a small library like this, to poke about by one's self—with the help of the librarian.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
With fifty dollars tucked away, I laid for her until out she came with a final poke in the ribs.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
I had to poke at her new coat in order to convince myself that it was not really a convict-clip, right close to the skin.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
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WORDS RELATED TO POKE

  • attaché
  • backpack
  • briefcase
  • carry-on
  • carryall
  • case
  • duffel
  • gear
  • handbag
  • haversack
  • holdall
  • kit
  • knapsack
  • pack
  • packet
  • pocket
  • pocketbook
  • poke
  • pouch
  • purse
  • rucksack
  • sac
  • sack
  • saddlebag
  • satchel
  • suitcase
  • tote
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.