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Dictionary definition for: Poke

1. (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

2. (v) poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

3. (n) a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer''s purchases

4. (v) search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"

5. (n) a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) "he warned me with a jab with his finger" "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

6. (v) stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"

7. (n) (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

8. (v) hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker" "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

9. (v) make a hole by poking

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