- 1. poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana, pokeweed
- usage: 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, idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum
- usage: someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
- 3. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag, bag
- usage: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
- 4. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting, gesture
- usage: 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, blow
- usage: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
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- 1. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig, thrust
- usage: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
- 2. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke, search, look
- usage: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
- 3. poke, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
- usage: stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
- 4. thump, pound, poke, hit
- usage: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
- 5. poke, pierce
- usage: make a hole by poking
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