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poke

Synonyms of poke in English:

verb

  • 1 they poked him in the ribs he poked the baton hard into the man's stomach
    prod, jab, dig, nudge, tap, butt, ram, shove, punch, prick, jolt;
    thrust, stab, push, plunge, stick, insert, drive, lunge
  • 2 leave the cable poking out of the wall
    rare protuberate
  • Phrases

    poke about/around

    1
    you've no right to go poking around in that cupboard
    search, hunt, rummage (around), forage, scrabble, grub, root about/around, scavenge, fish about/around, rake around, feel around, grope around, nose around, ferret (about/around);
    pry into, ransack, rake through, sift through, go through, shuffle through, rifle through, scour, comb, explore, probe
    British informal rootle (around)

    poke fun at

    2
    they giggled and poked fun at Eleanor
    mock, make fun of, laugh at, make jokes about, ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, treat with contempt, treat contemptuously, scorn, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, parody, tease, taunt, rag, make a monkey of, chaff, jibe at
    informal send up, kid, rib, josh
    British informal wind up, take the mickey out of
    North American informal goof on, rag on, razz, pull someone's chain
    Australian/New Zealand informal poke mullock at, sling off at, chiack
    British informal , dated twit, rot
    British vulgar slang take the piss (out of)
    archaic joke, quiz, flout

    poke one's nose into

    3
    she was poking her nose into something that did not concern her
    pry into, interfere in, nose around in, intrude on, butt into, meddle with, tamper with
    informal snoop into

    noun

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  • 1 Carrie gave him a poke
    prod, jab, dig, elbow, nudge, tap, butt
  • 2 a poke in the eye with a stick
    thrust, push, jab, shove, plunge, insertion
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