Associations to the word «Poke»


POKE, verb. To prod or jab with an object such as a finger or a stick. [from later 14th c.]
POKE, verb. To poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning.
POKE, verb. (figuratively) To rummage as in to poke about in. [from early 19th c.]
POKE, verb. (transitive) (computing) To modify the value stored in (a memory address).
POKE, verb. To put a poke on.
POKE, verb. To thrust with the horns; to gore.
POKE, verb. (informal) (internet) To notify.
POKE, verb. (transitive) To thrust (something) in a particular direction such as the tongue.
POKE, noun. A prod, jab, or punch.
POKE, noun. (US) (slang) A lazy person; a dawdler.
POKE, noun. (US) (slang) A stupid or uninteresting person.
POKE, noun. (US) A device to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences, consisting of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
POKE, noun. (computing) The storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game.
POKE, noun. (now) (regional) A sack or bag. [from early 13th c.]
POKE, noun. A long, wide sleeve; a poke sleeve.
POKE, noun. (Scotland) (Northern Ireland) An ice cream cone.
POKE, noun. (dialectal) Pokeweed.
POKE A DOT, adjective. Misspelling of polka dot.
POKE A DOT, noun. Misspelling of polka dot.
POKE ALONG, verb. (informal) To move very slowly.
POKE BONNET, noun. A woman's bonnet in the shape of a hood, featuring a projecting rim on the front side for the purpose of shading the face.
POKE BORACK, verb. (intransitive) (Australia) (often with "at") To impart false information in an attempt to mislead.
POKE BORACK, verb. (intransitive) (Australia) (often with "at") To ridicule.
POKE BORAX, verb. (intransitive) (Australia) (New Zealand) (often with "at") To impart false information in an attempt to mislead.
POKE BORAX, verb. (intransitive) (Australia) (New Zealand) (often with "at") To ridicule.
POKE BOX, noun. Container usually found in the home, containing miscellaneous items, e.g. buttons, paper clips, safety pins, and in which one must 'poke around' to find what one is looking for.
POKE FUN, verb. To subject (someone) to laughter or ridicule.
POKE ONE'S NOSE INTO, verb. To interfere or try to intervene in an issue that does not concern one.
POKE SALAD, noun. A food made from boiled pokeweed leaves, which are poisonous unless cooked properly.
POKE SALADS, noun. Plural of poke salad

Dictionary definition

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.
POKE, noun. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.
POKE, noun. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.
POKE, noun. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist".
POKE, noun. (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose".
POKE, verb. Poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs".
POKE, verb. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office".
POKE, verb. Stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace".
POKE, verb. Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist".
POKE, verb. Make a hole by poking.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.