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Poke vs. Prod

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  • Poke (verb)

    To prod or jab with an object such as a finger or a stick. from later 14th c.

  • Poke (verb)

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

  • Poke (verb)

    To rummage as in to poke about in. from early 19th c.

  • Poke (verb)

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

  • Poke (verb)

    To put a poke on.

    "to poke an ox"

  • Poke (verb)

    To thrust with the horns; to gore.

  • Poke (verb)

    To notify.

  • Poke (verb)

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

  • Poke (noun)

    A prod, jab, or thrust.

  • Poke (noun)

    A lazy person; a dawdler.

  • Poke (noun)

    A stupid or uninteresting person.

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke (noun)

    A sack or bag. from early 13th c.

  • Poke (noun)

    A long, wide sleeve; a poke sleeve.

  • Poke (noun)

    An ice cream cone.

  • Poke (noun)

    Pokeweed.

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Prod (verb)

    To poke, to push, to touch.

  • Prod (verb)

    To encourage, to prompt.

  • Prod (verb)

    To prick with a goad.

  • Prod (noun)

    A device (now often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.

  • Prod (noun)

    A prick or stab with such a pointed instrument.

  • Prod (noun)

    A poke.

    ""It's your turn," she reminded me, giving me a prod on the shoulder."

  • Prod (noun)

    A light kind of crossbow; a prodd.

  • Prod (noun)

    A production.

    "Check our BBS for the latest prods."

    "We've hit ten million users in prod today."

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Poke (noun)

    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.

  • Poke (noun)

    A bag; a sack; a pocket.

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke

    To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.

  • Poke

    To thrust with the horns; to gore.

  • Poke

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

  • Poke (verb)

    To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.

  • Prod (noun)

    A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.

  • Prod (noun)

    A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.

  • Prod (noun)

    A light kind of crossbow; - in the sense, often spelled prodd.

  • Prod

    To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Poke (noun)

    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

  • Poke (noun)

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

  • Poke (noun)

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow);

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"

    "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

  • Poke (noun)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist;

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  • Poke (verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly;

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

  • Poke (verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way;

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

  • Poke (verb)

    stir by poking;

    "poke the embers in the fireplace"

  • Poke (verb)

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

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"

    "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

  • Poke (verb)

    make a hole by poking

  • Prod (noun)

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

  • Prod (noun)

    a pointed instrument used to prod into motion

  • Prod (verb)

    to push against gently;

    "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

  • Prod (verb)

    urge on; cause to act;

    "They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

  • Prod (verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly;

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Princeton's WordNet

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