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poke

noun (n)

  • 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 (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • (boxing) a blow with the fist (noun.act)
    Synonym: biff, clout, lick, punch, slug
    source: wordnet30
  • A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A bag; a sack; a pocket. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • poke or thrust abruptly (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dig, jab, prod, stab
    source: wordnet30
  • search or inquire in a meddlesome way (verb.perception)
    Synonym: horn in, intrude, nose, pry
    source: wordnet30
  • stir by poking (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Poke the embers in the fireplace.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pound, thump
    source: wordnet30
  • make a hole by poking (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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