Definition - poke

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poke
  1. make a hole by poking
  2. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
  3. stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
  4. search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
  5. (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
  6. a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
  7. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
  8. someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  9. 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

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