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Meaning of poke

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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 [syn: {poke}, {pigeon berry}, {garget},
           {scoke}, {Phytolacca americana}]
      2: someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags
         behind [syn: {dawdler}, {drone}, {laggard}, {lagger},
         {trailer}, {poke}]
      3: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's
         purchases [syn: {sack}, {poke}, {paper bag}, {carrier bag}]
      4: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with
         a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his
         fist" [syn: {jab}, {jabbing}, {poke}, {poking}, {thrust},
      5: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
         nose" [syn: {punch}, {clout}, {poke}, {lick}, {biff}, {slug}]
      v 1: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her
           ribs" [syn: {jab}, {prod}, {stab}, {poke}, {dig}]
      2: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always
         nosing around the office" [syn: {intrude}, {horn in}, {pry},
         {nose}, {poke}]
      3: stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
      4: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the
         salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping
         Southern Baptist" [syn: {thump}, {pound}, {poke}]
      5: make a hole by poking

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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