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Nudge vs. Poke

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Nudgenoun

A gentle push.

Pokeverb

To prod or jab with an object such as a finger or a stick.

Nudgenoun

(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.

Pokeverb

To stir up a fire to remove ash or promote burning.

Nudgenoun

The rotation by one step of a fruit machine reel of the player's choice.

‘Since the machine was showing two lemons and a cherry, I decided to try a nudge.’;

Pokeverb

(figuratively) To rummage as in to poke about in.

Nudgenoun

The use of positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence.

Pokeverb

To modify the value stored in (a memory address).

Nudgeverb

(transitive) To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.

Pokeverb

To put a poke on.

‘to poke an ox’;

Nudgeverb

(transitive) To near or come close to something.

Pokeverb

To thrust with the horns; to gore.

Nudgeverb

To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.

Pokeverb

To notify.

Nudgenoun

A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.

Pokeverb

(transitive) To thrust (something) in a particular direction such as the tongue.

Nudgenoun

a slight push or shake

Pokenoun

A prod, jab, or thrust.

Nudgeverb

to push against gently;

‘She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant’;

Pokenoun

A lazy person; a dawdler.

Nudgeverb

push into action by pestering or annoying gently

Pokenoun

A stupid or uninteresting person.

Pokenoun

(US) A device to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences, consisting of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.

Pokenoun

(computing) The storage of a value in a memory address, typically to modify the behaviour of a program or to cheat at a video game.

Pokenoun

A sack or bag.

Pokenoun

A long, wide sleeve; a poke sleeve.

Pokenoun

An ice cream cone.

Pokenoun

(dialectal) Pokeweed.

Pokenoun

(Hawaii) Slices or cubes of raw fish or other raw seafood, mixed with sesame oil, seaweed, sea salt, herbs, spices, or other flavorful ingredients.

Pokenoun

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.

Pokenoun

A bag; a sack; a pocket.

‘They wallowed as pigs in a poke.’;

Pokenoun

A long, wide sleeve; - called also poke sleeve.

Pokenoun

The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.

Pokenoun

A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.

Pokenoun

A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.

Pokeverb

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 ?"’;

Pokeverb

To thrust with the horns; to gore.

Pokeverb

To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.

Pokeverb

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.’;

Pokenoun

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

Pokenoun

a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

Pokenoun

a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow);

‘he warned me with a jab with his finger’; ‘he made a thrusting motion with his fist’;

Pokenoun

(boxing) a blow with the fist;

‘I gave him a clout on his nose’;

Pokeverb

poke or thrust abruptly;

‘he jabbed his finger into her ribs’;

Pokeverb

search or inquire in a meddlesome way;

‘This guy is always nosing around the office’;

Pokeverb

stir by poking;

‘poke the embers in the fireplace’;

Pokeverb

hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument;

‘the salesman pounded the door knocker’; ‘a bible-thumping Southern Baptist’;

Pokeverb

make a hole by poking

Pokeverb

jab or prod (someone or something) with one's finger or a sharp object

‘he poked Benny in the ribs and pointed’; ‘they sniffed, felt, and poked at everything they bought’;

Pokeverb

prod and stir (a fire) with a poker to make it burn more fiercely

‘she drew the curtains then poked the fire into a blaze’;

Pokeverb

make (a hole) in something by prodding or jabbing at it

‘don't forget to poke holes in the dough to allow steam to escape’;

Pokeverb

(of a man) have sexual intercourse with (a woman).

Pokeverb

thrust (something, such as one's head) in a particular direction

‘I poked my head around the door to see what was going on’;

Pokeverb

protrude and be visible

‘she had wisps of grey hair poking out from under her bonnet’;

Pokenoun

an act of poking someone or something

‘she gave the fire a poke’;

Pokenoun

an act of sexual intercourse.

Pokenoun

a look or search around a place

‘his mother comes into his room sometimes and has a poke round’;

Pokenoun

power or acceleration in a car

‘I expect you'd prefer something with a bit more poke’;

Pokenoun

a woman's bonnet with a projecting brim or front, popular especially in the early 19th century.

Pokenoun

a bag or small sack

‘he fished out a poke of crisps from under the counter’;

Pokenoun

a purse or wallet

‘his wallet's half out of his pocket—it comes to me that I might as well lift his poke’;

Pokenoun

another term for pokeweed

Pokenoun

a North American plant of the lily family with a poisonous black rhizome and tall sprays of yellow-green flowers.

Pokenoun

a Hawaiian dish of marinated raw fish or seafood, often served over rice

‘a buffet full of Hawaiian favourites like fresh poke’; ‘a wide range of poke bowls’;

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