Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun poke

5 senses of poke

Sense 1
poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana -- (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)
       => pokeweed -- (perennial of the genus Phytolacca)

Sense 2
dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke -- (someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind)
       => idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum -- (person who does no work; "a lazy bum")

Sense 3
sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag -- (a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases)
       => bag -- (a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag")

Sense 4
jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting -- (a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist")
       => gesture -- (motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling)

Sense 5
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug -- ((boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb poke

5 senses of poke

Sense 1
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig -- (poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 2
intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke -- (search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office")
       => search, look -- (search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!")

Sense 3
poke -- (stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace")
       => agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up -- (change the arrangement or position of)

Sense 4
thump, pound, poke -- (hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 5
poke -- (make a hole by poking)
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

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