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poke

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of poke

  1. 1 a quick thrust please stop giving the cat pokes while it's trying to sleep Synonyms of 1poke dab, dig, jab, lunge Words Related to 1poke punch; stab, stick; push, shove; jam, jerk, jog, nudge

  2. 2 a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument you'd better shut up if you don't want a poke on the nose Synonyms of 1poke bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to 1poke counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping

  3. 3 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings the constantly bickering husband and wife seem unable to let five minutes pass without an exchange of gratuitous pokes Synonyms of 1poke affront, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], epithet, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurWords Related to 1poke catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms of 1poke accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery


poke

noun, chiefly Southern & Midland

Synonyms and Antonyms of poke

  1. a container made of a flexible material (as paper or plastic) the old warning against buying a pig in a poke Synonyms of 2poke poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, sackWords Related to 2poke carryall, portmanteau, traveling bag, wallet; bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel; backpack, barracks bag, duffel bag, haversack, knapsack, rucksack, satchel, tote; handbag, pocketbook, purse, tote bag; ditty bag, flight bag, garment bag, kit bag, shopping bag, work bag


poke

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of poke

  1. 1 to extend outward beyond a usual point saw his head poking through the window Synonyms of poke bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, bulge, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellWords Related to poke dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms of poke compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink

  2. 2 to interest oneself in what is not one's concern told him to stop poking into other people's business Synonyms of poke butt in, interlope, intermeddle, intrude, meddle, mess, muck (about or around), nose, obtrude, interfere, pry, snoopWords Related to poke intercede, interpose, intervene; barge (in), chisel (in), encroach, infringe, invade, trespass; fiddle, fool, monkey, play, tamperNear Antonyms of poke avoid, eschew, shun; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook

  3. 3 to move or act slowly just poked around all morning and didn't accomplish much Synonyms of poke crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), mope, delay, shilly-shally, tarryWords Related to poke fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporizeNear Antonyms of poke bowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtakeAntonyms of poke barrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz (or whizz), zip

  4. 4 to move slowly they were just poking along home Synonyms of poke creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, crawl, slouch, snailWords Related to poke lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudgeNear Antonyms of poke float, glide, sail; hurry, tearAntonyms of poke fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip



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