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poking

adjective

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poking

verb
present participle of poke

Synonyms & Antonyms of poking (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Poking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/poking. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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