View definitions for poke


noun as in push, thrust

verb as in interfere, snoop

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verb as in move along slowly

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Just a poke, a tiny jab, a brief ouch, and you have your opinions about it.

The last time we would board an airplane, breathe other people’s air, stand close enough to catch the sharp poke of an elbow while someone tried to stuff luggage wheels-out in the overhead bin.

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After a few warm-up pokes, a veterinarian injected the vaccine.

They get a full spread of poke, prawns, locally caught fish and kalua pork served on their balcony.

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.

These tests prod and poke the children, creating lots of anxiety and taking away from the joy of learning.

People online have been attempting to poke holes in the science of Interstellar.

As that clip played, Camille leaned over and gave her husband a playful poke in the ribs.

But when the pageant itself starts to poke fun at the contestants, organizers should expect that they will lose all credibility.

Lately, Richard Dawkins seems to scan the world for sore spots, take a good poke, and revel in the ensuing outcry.

She wore an old poke bonnet and carried a crooked stick, and there seemed to be a hump upon her back.

The hump-backed little figure with poke-bonnet and cane was chased out upon the broken landing.

"Mr. Mudge requires no hat where he is now," continued the doctor, stooping to poke the fire.

Whenever a potato lit up dangerously she gave it a poke into a new position.

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.


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On this page you'll find 185 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poke, such as: jab, blow, boost, bunt, butt, and dig.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.