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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 poke /ˈpok/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poke, n.
 1. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
 2. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person. [Slang, U.S.]
 3. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward. [U.S.]
 Poke bonnet, a bonnet with a straight, projecting front.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poked p. pr. & vb. n. Poking.]
 1. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
    He poked John, and said =\“Sleepest thou ?”\=   --Chaucer.
 2. To thrust with the horns; to gore.
 3.  To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox. [Colloq. U. S.]
 To poke fun, to excite fun; to joke; to jest. [Colloq.]
 To poke fun at, to make a butt of; to ridicule. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poke, v. i. To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
    A man must have poked into Latin and Greek.   --Prior.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poke n. Bot. A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (Phytolacca 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poke, n.
 1. A bag; a sack; a pocket. “He drew a dial from his poke.”
    They wallowed as pigs in a poke.   --Chaucer.
 2. A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
 To boy a pig a poke (that is, in a bag), to buy a thing without knowledge or examination of it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: tall coarse perennial American herb having small white
           flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long
           drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries
           and root are poisonous [syn: pigeon berry, garget, scoke,
            Phytolacca americana]
      2: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's
         purchases [syn: sack, paper bag, carrier bag]
      3: a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with
         a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with
         his fist" [syn: jab, jabbing, poking, thrust, thrusting]
      4: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his
         nose" [syn: punch, clout, lick, biff]
      v 1: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her
           ribs" [syn: jab, prod, stab, dig]
      2: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always
         nosing around the office" [syn: pry, nose]
      3: stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
      4: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the
         salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping
         Southern Baptist" [syn: thump, pound]
      5: make a hole by poking