poke about

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of poke about

British, informal
:to look around or search through something
  • He poked about in his closet for something to wear to the party.
often used figuratively
  • I don't want you poking about in my personal life.

Word by Word Definitions

poke play
  1. : bag, sack

  2. : wallet

  3. : purse

  1. : prod, jab

  2. : to urge or stir by prodding or jabbing

  3. : to cause to prod : thrust

  1. : a quick thrust : jab

  2. : a blow with the fist : punch

  3. : a projecting brim on the front of a woman's bonnet

  1. : pokeweed


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