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Noun poke has 4 senses
  1. poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana - 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
    --1 is a kind of pokeweed
  2. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag - a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    --2 is a kind of bag
    --2 has particulars: doggie bag, doggy bag; grocery bag; shopping bag
  3. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting - a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"
    --3 is a kind of gesture
    Derived forms: verb poke5, verb poke1
  4. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
    --4 is a kind of blow
    --4 has particulars:
     counterpunch, parry, counter; haymaker, knockout punch, KO punch, Sunday punch; hook; jab; rabbit punch; sucker punch
    Derived form: verb poke4
Verb poke has 5 senses
  1. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
    --1 is one way to thrust
    Derived forms: noun poke3, noun poking1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. pry, nose, poke - search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
    --2 is one way to search, look
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. poke - stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
    --3 is one way to
    agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up
    Derived form: noun poker1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. thump, pound, poke - hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
    --4 is one way to hit
    Derived form: noun poke4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. poke - make a hole by poking
    --5 is one way to
    Derived form: noun poke3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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