poke (Meaning)

Wordnet

poke (n)

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

someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

(boxing) a blow with the fist

Wordnet

poke (v)

poke or thrust abruptly

search or inquire in a meddlesome way

stir by poking

hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

make a hole by poking

Webster

poke (n.)

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.

A bag; a sack; a pocket.

A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.

The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.

A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.

A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.

Webster

poke (v. t.)

To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.

To thrust with the horns; to gore.

To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.

Webster

poke (v. i.)

To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.

poke Sentence Examples

  1. The cat cautiously poked its paw out from under the bed.
  2. The doctor gently poked the patient's abdomen to check for tenderness.
  3. The teacher poked the student to get their attention.
  4. The child timidly poked at the food on their plate.
  5. The hiker poked a stick into the ground to mark their trail.
  6. The needle poked the skin as the nurse administered the injection.
  7. The dog eagerly poked its nose through the fence to greet its owner.
  8. The cyclist poked a finger into their chain to remove the stuck link.
  9. The researcher poked the microscope slide to examine the specimen under the lens.
  10. The child poked their finger into the water to test its temperature.

FAQs About the word poke

tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries

punch,jab, push,dig, lunge, stab,nudge, jam, shove, dab

compliment,compliment, praise, commendation, commendation, praise, acclaim, flattery, flattery, applause

The cat cautiously poked its paw out from under the bed.

The doctor gently poked the patient's abdomen to check for tenderness.

The teacher poked the student to get their attention.

The child timidly poked at the food on their plate.