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Synonyms for poke
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana(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

    Synonyms:
    jabbing, punch, clout, garget, carrier bag, sack, thrust, slug, dawdler, lick, paper bag, lagger, biff, pigeon berry, thrusting, jab, drone, trailer, laggard, scoke, poking

  2. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

    Synonyms:
    bourdon, monotone, punch, prevue, pigeon berry, house trailer, garget, scoke, sack, thrust, carrier bag, clout, slug, dawdler, lick, drone pipe, paper bag, pilotless aircraft, biff, lagger, thrusting, droning, jab, drone, trailer, radio-controlled aircraft, laggard, jabbing, poking, preview

  3. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag(noun)

    a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

    Synonyms:
    pocket, paper bag, lagger, firing, thrust, sack, scoke, release, carrier bag, jab, sacking, laggard, lick, chemise, clout, drone, sacque, hammock, trailer, slug, dismissal, punch, jabbing, pigeon berry, liberation, biff, sac, dawdler, shift, pouch, dismission, thrusting, discharge, poking, garget, sackful

  4. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(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"

    Synonyms:
    jabbing, punch, stab, dig, drive, clout, garget, thrust, sack, driving force, carrier bag, knife thrust, slug, dawdler, lick, paper bag, lagger, biff, pigeon berry, thrusting, jab, drone, trailer, laggard, scoke, push, poking

  5. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

    Synonyms:
    jabbing, punch, type slug, pigeon berry, clout, jab, garget, carrier bag, sack, thrust, bullet, salt lick, slug, dawdler, lick, pull, paper bag, lagger, biff, clout nail, thrusting, sluggard, puncher, drone, trailer, lap, laggard, scoke, poking

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

    Synonyms:
    compass, nose, incite, toil, pry, grind, dig, drudge, moil, dig up, jab, horn in, delve, nudge, grasp, prod, egg on, thump, cut into, knife, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, pound, comprehend, turn over, excavate, savvy, labor, grok, intrude, poke at, dig out

  7. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

    Synonyms:
    stab, nuzzle, dig, horn in, intrude, prize, jab, nose, pry, wind, lever, obtrude, trespass, irrupt, thump, scent, jimmy, prise, prod, pound

  8. poke(verb)

    stir by poking

    "poke the embers in the fireplace"

    Synonyms:
    dig, intrude, nose, pry, prod, stab, pound, thump, horn in, jab

  9. thump, pound, poke(verb)

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

    Synonyms:
    stab, horn in, prod, dig, intrude, beat, ram down, thud, lumber, pound, impound, nose, pound up, pry, thump, jab, ram, pound off

  10. poke(verb)

    make a hole by poking

    Synonyms:
    dig, intrude, nose, pry, prod, stab, pound, thump, horn in, jab

Editors Contribution

  1. obstrude

    become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, push, shove

  2. poke(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Bot.) garget, pigeon-berry, poke-weed (phytolacca decandra)

  3. poke(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grope, feel one's way

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poke(n)

    Synonyms:
    bag, sack, pocket, thrust, punch, jog, dig, dawdler, bore

  2. poke(v)

    Synonyms:
    stir up, excite, punch, thrust, gore, hook, grope

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. poke

    Synonyms:
    Pokeweed, see there, Phytolacca americana

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How to use poke in a sentence?

  1. Dmitry Peskov:

    It is so absurd it borders on total stupidity, as regards these( email) batches, that is not our headache. We never poke our noses into others' affairs and we really don't like it when people try to poke their nose into ours.

  2. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    They want to look at you, they want to poke you, maybe take a little smell once in a while, size you up and try to figure out if you've got the right stuff to be president of the United States, and I think it's a great process.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    I know that the president will certainly poke a little fun at himself.

  4. Bob Corker:

    We might poke the bear ! my gosh, if the President gets upset with us we might not be in the majority.

  5. Charles 'Mr. Go Hard' Scott:

    I can choke a brick, poke a stick, and drown a glass of water

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