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Definition of 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

I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can't poke fun at yourself, what are you? I just want someone with a good soul. That's about it. The rest I'm really flexible on.
Chris Evans

I want to poke holes in the erroneous beliefs about what fame provides. It won't raise your self-esteem, it won't create profound connection, it's not going to heal your childhood traumas, it's only going to amplify them. You're going to be subject to a lot of criticism and praise, both of which are violent in their own ways.
Alanis Morissette

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

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

If I hurt someone, if I were to accidentally poke someone's eye out, I would laugh. And then I'd say, 'I'm sorry, I really do feel bad,' but then I'm on the floor rolling.
Rachel McAdams
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Poke Translations

poke in French is stocker
poke in Italian is immagazzinare
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