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poke



Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
v., poked, pok•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to prod or push, esp. with something narrow or pointed, as a finger, elbow, stick, etc.: to poke someone in the ribs.
2. to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as by prodding or pushing.
3. to thrust or push: She poked her head out of the window.
4. to force, drive, or stir by or as by pushing or thrusting: He poked the fire up.
5. to thrust obtrusively: The prosecutor kept poking his finger at the defendant.

v.i.
1. to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc.
2. to extend or project (often fol. by out): His handkerchief is poking out of his back pocket.
3. to thrust oneself obtrusively: to poke into something that is not one's affair.
4. to search curiously; pry (often fol. by around or about).
5. to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often fol. by along).
6. poke fun at, to ridicule or mock, esp. covertly or slyly: In her novel, she pokes fun at her ex-husband.
7. poke one's nose into, Informal.to meddle in; pry into: We felt as if half the people in town were poking their noses into our lives.

n.
1. a thrust or push.
2. Informal.a slow or dawdling person; slowpoke.

poke



Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
n.
1. Chiefly Midland U.S. and Scot.a bag or sack, esp. a small one.
2. a wallet or purse.
3. Archaic.a pocket.

poke



Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
n.
1. a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face.
2. Also called poke' bon"net. a bonnet or hat with such a brim.

poke



Pronunciation: (pōk), [key]
n.
pokeweed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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