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Adjective
Moving or proceeding at a slow speed
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“Her arms were slowly bleeding, the crimson gore gushing out at a poking pace.”
Adjective
Eager to acquire knowledge
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Noun
Dawdling
“He slides the stick shift into gear then rests his left hand on the wheel, poking a casual right elbow out of the window.”
Verb
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to rummage or search through
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“He fell silent and simply watched her poke through the closet.”
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Present participle for to move very slowly (towards something)
“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to engage in carnal activity
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Present participle for strike with the fist
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Present participle for dawdle
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Present participle for to delve or make inquiries into
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Present participle for to clumsily dig through something
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Present participle for to wound or pierce with a sting
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Present participle for to create a dimple or hollow in
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Present participle for to pass a length of something through an opening
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Present participle for to poke, pierce, thrust
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Present participle for make fun of
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Present participle for to prevent from progress
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Present participle for to pierce and make a hole or holes in
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Present participle for to direct or steer a group of people or animals
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Present participle for to come into general physical contact with
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