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Synonyms of poke

Noun


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"

Verb


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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