The boys poked the fish with sticks to see if it was still alive Instead, they stayed inside and poked their arms through the bars for their food, just out of reach.
The first snowdrops poked out through the frozen ground.
Z Hansard archive I do not want to see trained technical people coming into industry and being poked into offices.
Close, thesaurus, the thesaurus lotto zentralgewinn ab of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary.Synonyms and related words 3 intransitive to continue beyond an object or surface, synonyms and related words 4 transitive to quickly move part of your body somewhere.Poke somebody in the eye/arm/ribs etc Be careful with that umbrella or youll poke someone in the eye.Sometimes Carl poked his head in the garage as Lyle stood at the side of his dead pal.Hansard archive, i wonder how much of that is due to people poking their fingers in the wrong holes.Dad poked his head round the door to see what was going on and to ask if I'd seen Mum.Hansard archive, a very odd thing about politicians is that we love poking into other people's business.Phrasal verb, if you poke at something, you make lots of little pushing movements at it with a sharp object.I forgot to ask on Sunday if anything has poked its head up in my perennial bed.Hansard archive, i suggest that if he pokes his nose any further into this he will get it punched by local authorities.3 the act of showing someone on a social networking site that you want to communicate with them Examples from the Corpus poke I gave dad a poke to wake him ok a poke at Bennet took a poke at the President's recent refusal.See thesaurus at push 2 through a space/hole transitive always adverb/preposition to move or push something through a space or openingpoke something in/into/through something He poked a hand into one of his pockets.4 poke a hole 5 poke holes in something 6 poke fun at somebody 7 poke your nose into something 8 poke the fire 9 on the Internet transitive to show someone on a social networking site that you want to communicate with them10 sex.
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Hansard archive, is it not a fact that these old folk, like everybody else, do not like people poking about in their houses?
Synonyms and related words 5 transitive on the social networking site Facebook, to get the attention of another member by using the poke function Synonyms and related words phrases phrasal verbs.
Hansard archive, we have our wives and families in them, but we do not want anybody else poking around.
It's spicy poke bowl sauce time you scrapped your overwritten early loves and learned to poke fun at the real thing.Z Hansard archive I believe that is an invitation to empire building and poking of noses.Poke at Keillor is known for his fond pokes at small-town America.Poke at He was poking at the dust with a stick, making little patterns.Synonyms, contribute to our Open Dictionary 2 transitive to put something into or through a small space or hole, see if you can poke one corner through, and Ill pull it from the other side.Poke through Weeds had started poking through the cracks in the patio.

I shan't inspect the harness, I shan't poke around the stables.
Pokepoke2 noun countable    1 give somebody/something a poke 2 American English informal a criticism of someone or something  Bennett took a poke at the presidents refusal to sign the bill.