1 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 [syn: pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana]
2 a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases [syn: sack, paper bag, carrier bag]
3 a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist" [syn: jab, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrusting]
2 search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office" [syn: pry, nose]
3 stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
4 hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist" [syn: thump, pound]
5 make a hole by poking
- pōk, /pəʊk/, /p@Uk/
to jab with a pointed object such as a finger or a stick
to poke a fire to remove ash or promote burning
- German: stöbern
- An action of tapping and/or softly jabbing another person to gain their attention with a finger.
Poke, Poké or POKE may refer to:
- POKE, a BASIC programming language command
- Poke (game), a card game
- Poke (gesture), different definition for pricking someone with a pointed finger, most of the time used for teasing or showing a certain compassion
- Poke (food), a dish from Hawaiian cuisine, cubed raw fish served as an appetizer
- A character from the science fiction novel Ender's Shadow
- A fossil word for sack, bag, purse, budget, etc., as in "a pig in a poke." Still used in the literal sense in some American dialects
- Pokeweed or Poke root, several perennial plants in the Phytolacca genus
- Poke, a feature on Facebook where a user can try to get another person to notice him or her.
- Poke646, a single-player mod for the game Half-Life
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