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Definition of poke:

  1. A bag; a sack; a pocket.
  2. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
  3. A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca ( P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
  4. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
  5. A long, wide sleeve; - called also poke sleeve.
  6. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
  7. To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
  8. To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
  9. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
  10. To thrust with the horns; to gore.

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