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poke

poke

 
 
pronunciation:
pok
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
poke fun at
part of speech: verb
inflections: poked, pokes, poking
definition 1: to push or jab with a thin or sharp object.
The farmer poked the goat with a stick to make it walk up the hill.
synonyms:
jab, prod, stick
similar words:
dig, prick, punch, stab
definition 2: to cause or make by jabbing or pushing.
He poked a hole in the balloon with a pencil.
synonyms:
dig, push
similar words:
drive, force, shove, thrust
definition 3: to stick out suddenly; thrust.
The rabbit poked its head out of the hole.
synonyms:
butt, shoot
similar words:
project, protrude, push, stab, thrust
definition 4: to move slowly.
The turtle poked along toward the lake.
synonyms:
dawdle
similar words:
delay, fiddle, idle
definition 5: to explore or examine something in a manner that is not hurried.
They spent hours poking around the barn looking for old tools.
synonyms:
rummage
similar words:
forage, root
phrase: poke fun at
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a quick pushing motion; jab.
I gave him a poke to wake him up.
synonyms:
dig, jab, punch, push
similar words:
drive, nudge, shove, thrust