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Definition of Poke

Poke

  1. A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
  2. A bag; a sack; a pocket.
  3. A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
  4. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
  5. To thrust with the horns; to gore.
  6. To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
  7. To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
  8. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
  9. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
  10. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.

Poke Quotations

Stand-up comedy and comedy in general is the ultimate form of free speech, because you get to poke holes in all the pretentious bubbles politicians and pundits and popes and pretenders try to float over our heads.
Denis Leary

The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.
Al Capp

Smile, it's better than a poke in the eye.
Douglas Horton

In bringing the subject of religious oppression to a wider audience, I didn't just want to kick the Catholic Church but to poke a finger in the throat of theocracy and to let it be known that people shouldn't tolerate this anymore.
Peter Mullan

If you like good ol' fashion Southern soul food then, yes, I am a good cook! My specialty is chicken dumplings and poke salad.
Dolly Parton
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Poke Translations

poke in French is stocker
poke in Italian is immagazzinare