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.
A bag; a sack; a pocket.
A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
To thrust with the horns; to gore.
To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
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
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