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Poke meaning

poke - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( boxing) a blow with the fist; " I gave him a clout on his nose"
  2. 2. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; " the salesman pounded the door knocker"; " a bible- thumping Southern Baptist"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A bag; a sack; a pocket.
  5. 5. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
  6. 6. To thrust with the horns; to gore.
  7. 7. To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
  8. 8. To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
  9. 9. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
  10. 10. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
  11. 11. A long, wide sleeve; - called also poke sleeve.
  12. 12. A bag; pocket; thrust.
  13. 13. To grope; search.
  14. 14. To thrust against.

poke - examples of usage

  1. As the man in Half Rome says, Facts are facts and lie not, and the question, 'How came that purse the poke o' you?
  2. They've no right to poke their noses into our affairs.
  3. And the dealer presently abated his price by twenty pounds, on the understanding that " that there interferin' Scattergood, as had already done him more bad turns than one, was not allowed to poke his nose into business which was none of his."
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