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  Definition of Poke
  1. (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
  2. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  3. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer''s purchases
  4. 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
  5. poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  6. make a hole by poking
  7. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
  8. stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
  9. search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
Similar Words: punch, clout, lick, biff, jab, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrusting, sack, paper bag, carrier bag, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana, prod, stab, dig, thump, pound, pry, nose

 

See Also: poke into, intrude into, meddle with, horn in, sniff out, scent out, smell out, nose out

 

Hyponyms: counterpunch, parry, counter, haymaker, knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch, hook, jab, rabbit punch, sucker punch, doggie bag, doggy bag, grocery bag, shopping bag

 

Derivational Morphology: pummel, pommel, biff, thump, pound, clout, punch, plug, lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust, throw, jab, prod, stab, dig, sack, jabbing, poking, thrusting, goad, lick, hammer, hammering, pounding, poker, stove poker, fire hook, salamander, nose, nosiness, prying, snoopiness

 

 
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