poke

All Verb Noun
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  • Why must this woman come poking into a man's most private affairs? Cited from Under the Skylights, by Henry Blake Fuller
  • In my library he said he had no time for poking about with books. Cited from The Silent Isle, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Before they had quite reached the spot the head was poked out again. Cited from "Us", by Mary Louisa S. Molesworth (AKA: Mrs. Molesworth)
  • Again he poked his head out and saw that the coast was apparently clear. Cited from The Boy Allies in Great Peril, by Clair W. Hayes
  • If he had not poked his great head into it he would not have got shot.
  • No, we can better that; who was it drew what from his poke? Cited from Society for Pure English, Tract 11, by E.B., H.W. Fowler & Clutton-Brock
  • He knew nothing of it and poked around for several minutes before finding it. Cited from The Eagle's Heart, by Hamlin Garland
  • He poked over the book in my hand and read the title. Cited from Modern American Prose Selections, by Various
  • Suddenly I felt some one taking hold of my shoulder and poking me. Cited from Superfluous Man and Others, by Ivan Turgenev
  • Then he turned and poked his head back through the door. Cited from The Boy Allies in Great Peril, by Clair W. Hayes
  • But I say, Win, what makes him come poking about here so often? Cited from Aunt Judith, by Grace Beaumont
  • Tom poked his head out and the air stream hit him like a solid wall. Cited from Sabotage in Space, by Carey Rockwell
  • You two slow pokes can sit around and wait if you want to. Cited from Mary Jane--Her Visit, by Clara Ingram Judson
  • As soon as it became red hot he poked it into the place he had selected above him. Cited from Tom Slade with the Boys Over There, by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • He was poking out his arms every which way and talking like all possessed. Cited from Under the Skylights, by Henry Blake Fuller
  • Who else would be poking around this place on a night like this but the owner? Cited from Under Sealed Orders, by H.A. Cody
  • It was better than the poke in the eye he could have had instead. Cited from We Can't Have Everything, by Rupert Hughes
  • He poked his nose out once or twice to see what was the matter. Cited from Bunny Rabbit's Diary, by Mary Frances Blaisdell
  • His match went out, and he poked about for some time in the cabin. Cited from A Victorious Union, by Oliver Optic
  • Was he going to attempt to poke a hole through a wall three feet thick? Cited from The Slim Princess, by George Ade
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Meaning of poke

  • 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
  • verb Stir by poking
    poke the embers in the fireplace
  • verb Make a hole by poking