What is poke?

  • (verb): Search or inquire in a meddlesome way.
    Synonyms: pry, nose
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "poke":

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana
  • (verb): Make a hole by poking.
  • (verb): Stir by poking.
    Example: "Poke the embers in the fireplace"
  • (verb): Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.
    Synonyms: thump, pound

Famous quotes containing the word poke:

    I drink the five o’clock martinis
    and poke at this dry page like a rough
    goat. Fool! I fumble my lost childhood
    for a mother and lounge in sad stuff
    with love to catch and catch as catch can.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)