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Another word for poke

  1. To thrust against or into

      1. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
      2. To break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
      3. (Slang) To have understanding:
      1. To poke or thrust abruptly:
      2. To poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument
      3. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
      1. To move with a jolting rhythm:
      2. To go (on or along) in a steady, slow, heavy manner
      3. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar:
      1. To near or come close to something.
      2. To push or poke gently, esp. with the elbow, in order to get the attention of, hint slyly, etc.
      1. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
      2. To urge or stir into action
      3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
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  2. To cause to stick out

      1. To thrust, shove, or drive (up, down, in, out, etc.)
      2. To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove:
      3. To move by being pushed
      1. To move forward roughly, often by shoving someone:
      2. To push quickly, forcefully, or roughly:
      3. To push roughly or hastily
      1. To push or shove against something
      2. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
      3. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
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  3. To look into or inquire about curiously, inquisitively, or in a meddlesome fashion

  4. To reach about or search blindly or uncertainly

      1. To believe; think:
      2. To be aware of; sense:
      3. To have compassion or sympathy:
      1. To lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
      2. To feel or make (one's way) awkwardly.
      3. To grope awkwardly to find or to accomplish something:
      1. To fall down; sprawl.
      2. To catch a fish or try to catch a fish by hand; noodle.
      3. To feel about with the hands; grope
      1. (Slang) To handle or fondle for sexual pleasure.
      2. (Slang) To make sexual advances by touching (a person) in a way regarded as rough, awkward, inappropriate, etc.
      3. To feel or search about blindly, hesitantly, or uncertainly; feel one's way
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  5. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

      1. To flirt; play at love
      2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
      3. To spend (time) idly:
      1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
      2. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
      3. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
      1. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
      2. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
      3. To put off to a future time; postpone
      1. Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
      2. To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
      1. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
      2. To cause to be involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation:
      3. To be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
      1. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
      2. To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
      3. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
      1. To proceed slowly; saunter:
      2. To continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
      3. To devote considerable time to something, especially in a leisurely fashion:
      1. To proceed slowly or with many stops:
      2. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
      3. (--- Law) To violate a law or ordinance that prohibits persons from remaining in a given location without a clear purpose for an extended period of time, especially when behaving in a manner indicating a possible threat to persons or property in the vicinity.
      1. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
      2. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
      3. To postpone or delay needlessly.
      1. To wait for; await.
      2. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
      3. To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
      1. To follow the course taken by; pursue:
      2. To become gradually fainter; dwindle:
      3. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
  1. An act of thrusting into or against, as to attract attention

      1. (Sports) An act or an instance of digging a ball.
      2. (Informal) A thrust, poke, nudge, etc.
      3. A poke or thrust:
      1. (Informal) A hypodermic injection.
      2. (Sports) A short straight punch in boxing.
      3. A quick thrust, blow, or punch
      1. A little shake, shove, or nudge
      2. A sharp, temporary change of direction, as in a road or one's course
      3. A projecting or notched part, esp. one at right angles, in a surface or line
      1. (Fruit machines) The rotation by one step of a reel of the player's choice.
      2. A gentle push, as with the elbow; jog
      3. (Internet) A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.
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  2. One that lags

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Another word for poke

      1. (Informal) A hypodermic injection.
      2. (Sports) A short straight punch in boxing.
      3. A quick thrust, blow, or punch
      1. (Geol.) An almost horizontal fault in which the hanging wall seems to have been pushed upward in relation to the footwall
      2. The basic meaning or purpose; point; force
      3. A forceful shove or push:
      1. A tool driven against a nail, bolt, etc. that is to be worked in, or against a pin that is to be worked out
      2. A tool driven or pressed against a surface that is to be stamped, pierced, etc.
      3. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
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      1. To poke or thrust abruptly:
      2. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
      3. To poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument
      1. To drive (a ball, for example) with the fist.
      2. To pierce, shape, stamp, cut, etc. with a punch
      3. To depress (a key or button, for example) in order to activate a device or perform an operation:
      1. To force by pressing or shoving:
      2. To gather together in a limited space:
      3. To press, cram, or force tightly together:
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