Definitions for POKEpoʊk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pokepoʊk(v.; n.)poked, pok•ing
(v.t.)to prod or push, esp. with something narrow or pointed.
to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as if by prodding or pushing.
to thrust or push:
She poked her head out of the window.
to force, drive, or stir by or as if by pushing or thrusting:
to poke the fire up.
(v.i.)to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc.
to extend or project (often fol. by out).
to thrust oneself obtrusively.
to search curiously; pry (often fol. by around or about).
to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often fol. by along).
(n.)a thrust or push.
Idioms for poke:
poke fun at,to ridicule or mock.
poke one's nose into,to meddle in; pry into.
Origin of poke:
1300–50; ME < MD, MLG poken to thrust. Cf. poach1
Chiefly Midland U.S. a bag or sack, esp. a small one.
Category: Dialect, Scottish
Archaic. a pocket.
Origin of poke:
1250–1300; ME < MD, whence also ONF poque, F poche bag, pocket; cf. poach2, pocket , pouch
a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face.
Also called poke′ bon`net. a bonnet or hat with such a brim.
Origin of poke:
1760–70; perh. identical with poke1
Ref: pokeweed .
Origin of poke:
1590–1600; perh. shortening of obs. pocan pokeweed, perh. var. of puccoon (pokeberries and puccoon roots were both sources of red dye)
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
dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)
someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag(noun)
a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
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"
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)
(boxing) a blow with the fist
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)
poke or thrust abruptly
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)
search or inquire in a meddlesome way
"This guy is always nosing around the office"
stir by poking
"poke the embers in the fireplace"
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"
make a hole by poking
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to press into, under, etc. sth with your finger or a long thin object
Mom, Hal poked me in the arm!; He poked around under the bed looking for his shoe.
to appear or make appear through a gap
toes poking through a hole in his sock; I poked my head around the door to say "hi."
to joke about sb or sth, often in an unkind way
comedians who poke fun at politicians
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
a bag; a sack; a pocket
a long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve
to thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire
to thrust with the horns; to gore
to put a poke on; as, to poke an ox
to search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about
the act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs
a lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person
a contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward
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
Translations for POKE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to push something into; to prod
He poked a stick into the hole; He poked her in the ribs with his elbow.
- يَدفَع، يَنْخُسُArabic
- espetarPortuguese (BR)
- strčit, šťouchnoutCzech
- støde; puffeDanish
- χώνω, μπήγω, σπρώχνωGreek
- torkama, müksamaEstonian
- سیخونک زدن؛ فرو کردنFarsi
- enfoncer (dans)French
- cacciare; dare un colpettoItalian
- (pa)stumti, kumštelėtiLithuanian
- mencuit; menyikuMalay
- porren, stekenDutch
- stikke, dytteNorwegian
- wetknąć, szturchnąćPolish
- فرو کردنPersian
- كښته وړلPashto
- aîmpinge; a înghiontiRomanian
- тыкать, толкатьRussian
- strčiť, štuchnúťSlovak
- stöta [till], stickaSwedish
- 插Chinese (Trad.)
- совати, пхатиUkrainian
- đẩy; chọcVietnamese
- 插Chinese (Simp.)
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