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Definition 1: (boxing) a blow with the fist - [noun denoting act]

Samples where poke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a clout on his nose

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of poke ) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(... is a kind of poke ) a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing

(... is a kind of poke ) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

(... is a kind of poke ) a quick short straight punch

(... is a kind of poke ) a short chopping blow to the back of the neck

(... is a kind of poke ) an unexpected punch

(poke belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 2: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where poke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he warned me with a jab with his finger
  • he made a thrusting motion with his fist

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Definition 3: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) a flexible container with a single opening

"he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"

(... is a kind of poke ) a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog

(... is a kind of poke ) a sack for holding customer's groceries

Definition 4: someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) person who does no work

"a lazy bum"

(... is a kind of poke ) someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place

(... is a kind of poke ) someone who moves slowly

"in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"

(... is a kind of poke ) a person who putters about

(... is a kind of poke ) someone who strays or falls behind

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) perennial of the genus Phytolacca

Definition 6: make a hole by poking - [verb of contact]

(poke is a kind of ...) make a hole into

"The needle pierced her flesh"

Definition 7: poke or thrust abruptly - [verb of contact]

Samples where poke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 8: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where poke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the salesman pounded the door knocker
  • a bible-thumping Southern Baptist

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 9: stir by poking - [verb of contact]

Samples where poke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • poke the embers in the fireplace

(poke is a kind of ...) change the arrangement or position of

Definition 10: search or inquire in a meddlesome way - [verb of perception]

Samples where poke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This guy is always nosing around the office

Synonyms for poke in the sense of this definition

(poke is a kind of ...) search or seek

"We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest" "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

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