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pokes

noun (1)
plural of poke

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a quick thrust
  • please stop giving the cat pokes while it's trying to sleep

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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

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pokes

noun (2)
plural of poke, chiefly Southern & Midland

Synonyms of pokes (Entry 2 of 3)

a container made of a flexible material (as paper or plastic)
  • the old warning against buying a pig in a poke

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pokes

verb
present tense third-person singular of poke

Synonyms & Antonyms of pokes (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to extend outward beyond a usual point
  • saw his head poking through the window

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2 to interest oneself in what is not one's concern
  • told him to stop poking into other people's business

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4 to move slowly
  • they were just poking along home

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“Pokes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pokes. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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