poke around

phrasal verb

Definition of poke around

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

  1. : a Hawaiian salad made typically from cubed pieces of raw seafood (such as tuna) marinated with soy sauce and sesame oil and mixed with onions or other ingredients

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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