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1. poke

verb. ['ˈpoʊk'] search or inquire in a meddlesome way.

Synonyms

  • horn in
  • nose
  • intrude
  • look
  • search

Antonyms

  • boo
  • discouragement
  • fall back
  • bottom out

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

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Rhymes with Poke

  • provoke
  • stroke
  • revoke
  • invoke
  • stoke
  • snoke
  • smoke
  • smoak
  • schroeck
  • schmoke
  • laroque
  • larocque
  • evoke
  • droke
  • croke
  • croak
  • cloke
  • cloak
  • broke
  • bloke
  • baroque
  • awoke
  • yolk
  • yoke
  • yoak
  • wouk
  • wolk
  • woke
  • szoke
  • soak

How do you pronounce poke?

Pronounce poke as poʊk.

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Sentences with poke


1. Verb, base form
Use a sharp pencil to poke a tiny hole at the center of the bottom of each cup.

2. Verb, past tense
Then poke a 1/4-inch-deep hole in each chamber of the tray using a pencil.

Quotes about poke


1. I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
- Delta Burke

2. There aren't any syringes."Red Sox came over and held a sterile pack out. When she tried to take it from him, he kept a grip on the thing. "I know you'll use this wisely.""Wisely?"She snapped the syringe out of his hand. "No, I'm going to poke him in the eye with it. Because that's what they trained me to do in medical school.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

3. They heard the click of the mail slot and flop of letters on the doormat. "Get the mail, Dudley,"said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper. "Make Harry get it.""Get the mail, Harry.""Make Dudley get it.""Poke him with your Smelting stick, Dudley.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. poke

verb. ['ˈpoʊk'] poke or thrust abruptly.

Synonyms

  • stab
  • thrust
  • prod
  • jab

Antonyms

  • calm
  • please
  • reassure
  • depress

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

3. poke

noun. ['ˈpoʊk'] 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

  • pokeweed
  • Phytolacca americana
  • garget
  • scoke

Antonyms

  • hire
  • outfield
  • inactivity
  • unpack

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

4. poke

noun. ['ˈpoʊk'] a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.

Synonyms

  • doggie bag
  • doggy bag
  • bag
  • grocery bag
  • paper bag
  • carrier bag

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

5. poke

noun. ['ˈpoʊk'] someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.

Synonyms

  • straggler
  • lingerer
  • trailer
  • plodder
  • laggard
  • slowpoke
  • idler
  • stick-in-the-mud
  • lagger
  • slowcoach
  • putterer
  • potterer
  • do-nothing
  • loafer
  • strayer
  • dawdler
  • layabout
  • bum
  • loiterer

Antonyms

  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

6. poke

verb. ['ˈpoʊk'] stir by poking.

Synonyms

  • stir up
  • vex
  • commove
  • raise up
  • shake up
  • disturb

Antonyms

  • exit
  • keep
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

7. poke

noun. ['ˈpoʊk'] (boxing) a blow with the fist.

Synonyms

  • haymaker
  • parry
  • sucker punch
  • lick
  • counter
  • knockout punch
  • hook
  • slug
  • clout
  • jab
  • punch
  • Sunday punch
  • counterpunch
  • blow
  • rabbit punch
  • biff

Antonyms

  • worker
  • fashionable
  • responsible
  • work

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

8. poke

noun. ['ˈpoʊk'] a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).

Synonyms

  • poking
  • thrust
  • jab
  • gesture
  • jabbing

Antonyms

  • confront
  • refrain
  • neutral
  • positive

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

9. poke

verb. ['ˈpoʊk'] make a hole by poking.

Antonyms

  • disorganize

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)

10. poke

verb. ['ˈpoʊk'] hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument.

Synonyms

  • hit
  • pound

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • rear
  • back

Etymology

  • poke (Anglo-Norman)
  • poque (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pokeweed (English)
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