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4 definitions found
 for poking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poke \Poke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Poking.] [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a
     dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a
     blow, Gael. puc to push.]
     1. To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed;
        hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
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              He poked John, and said "Sleepest thou ?" --Chaucer.
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     2. To thrust with the horns; to gore.
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     3. [From 5th Poke, 3.] To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
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     To poke fun, to excite fun; to joke; to jest. [Colloq.]
  
     To poke fun at, to make a butt of; to ridicule. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poking \Pok"ing\, a.
     Drudging; servile. [Colloq.]
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           Bred to some poking profession.          --Gray.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  poking
      n 1: 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, poke, poking,
           thrust, thrusting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "poking":
     ambling, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, crawling, creeping,
     creeping like snail, deliberate, delving, digging, easy, faltering,
     fishing, flagging, foot-dragging, gentle, gradual, halting,
     hobbled, hobbling, idle, in search of, indolent, languid,
     languorous, lazy, leisurely, limping, loaded for bear, looking for,
     lumbering, moderate, nosy, out for, out for bear, poky, probing,
     prying, relaxed, reluctant, sauntering, searching, shuffling,
     slack, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses,
     slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged,
     slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing,
     slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, staggering,
     strolling, tentative, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging,
     turtlelike, unhurried, waddling
  
  

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