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Meaning of poke

poke

Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
— v., n. poked, pok•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to prod or push, esp. with something narrow or pointed, as a finger, elbow, stick, etc.: to poke someone in the ribs.
  2. to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as by prodding or pushing.
  3. to thrust or push: She poked her head out of the window.
  4. to force, drive, or stir by or as by pushing or thrusting: He poked the fire up.
  5. to thrust obtrusively: The prosecutor kept poking his finger at the defendant.
—v.i.
  1. to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc.
  2. to extend or project (often fol. by out): His handkerchief is poking out of his back pocket.
  3. to thrust oneself obtrusively: to poke into something that is not one's affair.
  4. to search curiously; pry (often fol. by around or about).
  5. to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often fol. by along).
  6. to ridicule or mock, esp. covertly or slyly: In her novel, she pokes fun at her ex-husband.
  7. to meddle in; pry into: We felt as if half the people in town were poking their noses into our lives.
—n.
  1. a thrust or push.
  2. a slow or dawdling person; slowpoke.

poke

Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
— n.
  1. a bag or sack, esp. a small one.
  2. a wallet or purse.
  3. a pocket.

poke

Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
— n.
  1. a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face.
  2. Also calleda bonnet or hat with such a brim.

poke

Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
— n.
  1. pokeweed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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