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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana(noun)

    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

  2. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

  3. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag(noun)

    a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

  4. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(noun)

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

  5. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

  7. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

  8. poke(verb)

    stir by poking

    "poke the embers in the fireplace"

  9. thump, pound, poke(verb)

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

  10. poke(verb)

    make a hole by poking

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poke(noun)

    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

  2. Poke(noun)

    a bag; a sack; a pocket

  3. Poke(noun)

    a long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve

  4. Poke(verb)

    to thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire

  5. Poke(verb)

    to thrust with the horns; to gore

  6. Poke(verb)

    to put a poke on; as, to poke an ox

  7. Poke(verb)

    to search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about

  8. Poke(noun)

    the act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs

  9. Poke(noun)

    a lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person

  10. Poke(noun)

    a contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward

  11. Origin: [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a blow, Gael. puc to push.]


  1. Poke

    Poke is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut".

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. poke

    See peek.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mike Murphy:

    If somebody takes a poke at Jeb Bush we ’re capable of poking back.

  2. Alvin Price:

    Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry.

  3. Eliot Engel:

    I feel so angry that at a time when we are sitting with Iran ... to discuss a new arrangement between our two countries ... they continue to poke us in the eye and continue to spit in our face.

  4. The Apple Pencil:

    Leave it to Apple to poke fun at styluses for years and then go create the new stylus gold standard, the $100 Apple Pencil enables the best digital writing and sketching experience I’ve ever had on a tablet.

  5. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    They want to look at you, they want to poke you, maybe take a little smell once in a while, size you up and try to figure out if you've got the right stuff to be president of the United States, and I think it's a great process.

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