What is the meaning of poke?


  • 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.
  • Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.
  • A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.
  • A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow. )
    • usage: "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  • Boxing) a blow with the fist. (
    • usage: "I gave him a clout on his nose"


  • Poke or thrust abruptly.
    • usage: "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  • Search or inquire in a meddlesome way.
    • usage: "This guy is always nosing around the office"
  • Stir by poking.
    • usage: "poke the embers in the fireplace"
  • Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
    • usage: "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
  • Make a hole by poking. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). poke. Retrieved April 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/poke/definitions/1236998
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HarvardWordNet 2010, poke, Smart Define, viewed 26 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/poke/definitions/1236998>.
MLAWordNet. "poke" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/poke/definitions/1236998>
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