HyperDic: poke

English > 10 senses of the word poke:
VERBcontactpoke, jab, prod, stab, digpoke or thrust abruptly
perceptionpoke, intrude, horn in, pry, nosesearch or inquire in a meddlesome way
contactpokestir by poking
contactpoke, thump, poundhit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
contactpokemake a hole by poking
NOUNplantpoke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americanatall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes
person poke, dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailersomeone who takes more time than necessary
artifactpoke, sack, paper bag, carrier baga bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
actpoke, jab, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrustinga sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
actpoke, punch, clout, lick, biff, slug(boxing) a blow with the fist
poke > pronunciation
Soundspow'k
Rhymesartichoke ... yolk: 36 rhymes with owk...
English > poke: 10 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningtall 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.
Synonymspigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana
Broaderpokeweedperennial of the genus Phytolacca
Spanishgarget, phytolacca americana, scoke
Catalangarget, phytolacca americana, scoke
English > poke: 10 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.
Synonymsdawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer
Narrowerloiterer, lingerersomeone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place
plodder, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, slowcoachsomeone who moves slowly
putterer, pottererA person who putters about
straggler, strayersomeone who strays or falls behind
Broaderidler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bumperson who does no work
Spanishocioso
Catalandròpol, mandra, matapà, ociós
Adjectivespoky, pokeywasting time
English > poke: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.
Synonymssack, paper bag, carrier bag
Narrowerdoggie bag, doggy bagA bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant
grocery bagA sack for holding customer's groceries
BroaderbagA flexible container with a single opening
Spanishbolsa
Catalanbossa de paper, bossa de plàstic, bossa
English > poke: 10 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).
Synonymsjab, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrusting
Broadergesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
Spanishcodazo, empuje, empujón, golpe, hurgonada
Catalancolzada, empenta
Verbspokemake a hole by poking
pokepoke or thrust abruptly
English > poke: 10 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(boxing) a blow with the fist.
Synonymspunch, clout, lick, biff, slug
Categoryboxing, pugilism, fisticuffsfighting with the fists
Narrowercounterpunch, parry, counterA return punch (especially by a boxer)
haymaker, knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punchA hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
hookA short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
jabA quick short straight punch
rabbit punchA short chopping blow to the back of the neck
sucker punchAn unexpected punch
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishbofetada, gancho, paliza, pinchazo, punch, puñetazo, puñete, tortazo
Catalanclatellot, mastegot, punyada
Verbspokehit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
English > poke: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningpoke or thrust abruptly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsjab, prod, stab, dig
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
Spanishaguijonear, apuñalar, atropellar, golpear, hincar, picar, pinchar
Catalanpicar, punxar
Nounspoke, pokinga sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
English > poke: 10 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningSearch or inquire in a meddlesome way.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsintrude, horn in, pry, nose
Broadersearch, lookSearch or seek
Spanishfisgonear, husmear, olfatear
Catalanensumar, ficar el nas, nassejar, tafanejar
English > poke: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningStir by poking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"poke the embers in the fireplace"
Broaderagitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upchange the arrangement or position of
Spanishatizar, remover
Nounspokerfire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle
English > poke: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninghit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsthump, pound
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishaporrear, golpear, librar, martillear, moler a palos
Catalanmartellejar, picar amb força, tustar
Nounspoke(boxing) a blow with the fist
English > poke: 10 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningmake a hole by poking.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderpiercemake a hole into
Spanishpinchar
Nounspokea sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

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