n.1.(Bot.) A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (Phytolacca decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; - called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
1.A bag; a sack; a pocket.
They wallowed as pigs in a poke.
- Chaucer.
2.A long, wide sleeve; - called also poke sleeve.
To boy a pig a poke
that is, in a bag), to buy a thing without knowledge or examination of it.
- Camden.
v. t.1.To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
[imp. & p. p. Poked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poking.]
He poked John, and said "Sleepest thou ?"
- Chaucer.
2.To thrust with the horns; to gore.
3.To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
To poke fun
to excite fun; to joke; to jest.
To poke fun at
to make a butt of; to ridicule.
v. i.1.To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
n.1.The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
2.A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
3.A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
Poke bonnet
a bonnet with a straight, projecting front.
Noun1.Pokepoke - 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
2.Pokepoke - a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
3.poke - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
4.Pokepoke - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Synonyms: biff, punch, lick, clout
Verb1.poke - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
Synonyms: jab, prod, stab, dig
2.poke - search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
Synonyms: nose, pry
3.poke - stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
4.poke - hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
Synonyms: pound, thump
5.poke - make a hole by poking
poke - The BASIC command to write a value to an absolute address.

See peek.
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poisonous parasol
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Poisson distribution
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poke bonnet
poke check
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poke out
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poker chip
poker face
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poker hand
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Poker picture
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