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To protrude (out) and be visible
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“A widow of several years, she wears a green, yellow and orange headscarf, from which black and grey curls poke out.”
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To jab or prod (someone or something) with a finger or sharp object
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“My brother used to chase me to try to poke me in the belly button when I was young, and I would become hysterical.”
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To meddle or snoop into the affairs of others
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“There is a committee composed of elderly men and ladies from the community whose job is to poke into other people's business.”
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To rummage or search through
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“He fell silent and simply watched her poke through the closet.”
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To move slowly
“The day is so fine, and the scenery so beautiful, that we shall just poke along at a nice slow trot and enjoy ourselves.”
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To act slowly or lazily
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“He said he didn't want to poke along all day. He wanted to get in there and have it over with!”
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To engage in sexual intercourse
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Strike with the fist
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Dawdle
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Yank someone's chain
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To clumsily dig through something
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To create a dimple or hollow in
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To go into or range over for purposes of discovery
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To scatter or set here and there among other things
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To search with one's hands and fingers
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Make fun of
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Make a lunge
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To prevent from progress
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To wound or pierce with a sting
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To make a hole or series of holes in
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To urge, push, or force onward
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To come into general physical contact with
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An act of poking someone or something
“A poke in his side, however, caught his attention and he looked down to a frowning Shi who had a scolding look on her face.”
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A sudden or violent lunge forward
“Last season's leading marksman latched onto a poke forward by Luke Norris and obliged with a crisp finish past an exposed David Forde.”
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A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“You go flapping your silly mouth about me and I'll give you a poke in the eye.”
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An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
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“At the tune's conclusion, Carter took a gratuitous poke at Ralph's banjo work.”
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A sack or bag
“You don't want to wind up buying a pig in a poke.”
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A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
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An general act of touching someone or something
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One who delays working on things
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A poisonous North American plant, Phytolacca americana, with reddish stems, broad leaves, clusters of white flowers, and dark purple berries
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Ice-cream cornet
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A paper or cardboard container, typically one in which goods are sold
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A furtive investigation
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A handbag
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