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Poke vs. Stab

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Pokeverb

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

Stabnoun

An act of stabbing or thrusting with an object.

Pokeverb

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

Stabnoun

A wound made by stabbing.

Pokeverb

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

Stabnoun

Pain inflicted on a person's feelings.

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Pokeverb

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

Stabnoun

(informal) An attempt.

‘I'll give this thankless task a stab.’;

Pokeverb

To put a poke on.

‘to poke an ox’;

Stabnoun

Criticism.

Pokeverb

To thrust with the horns; to gore.

Stabnoun

(music) A single staccato chord that adds dramatic impact to a composition.

‘a horn stab’;

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Pokeverb

To notify.

Stabnoun

A bacterial culture made by inoculating a solid medium, such as gelatin, with the puncture of a needle or wire.

Pokeverb

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

Stabverb

(transitive) To pierce or to wound (somebody) with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger.

‘If you stab him in the heart he won't live long enough to retaliate.’;

Pokenoun

A prod, jab, or thrust.

Stabverb

(transitive) To thrust in a stabbing motion.

‘to stab a dagger into a person’;

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Pokenoun

A lazy person; a dawdler.

Stabverb

(intransitive) To recklessly hit with the tip of a pointed object, such as a weapon or finger (often used with at).

‘He stabbed at my face with the twig but luckily kept missing my eyes.’;

Pokenoun

A stupid or uninteresting person.

Stabverb

(intransitive) To cause a sharp, painful sensation (often used with at).

‘The snow from the blizzard was stabbing at my face as I skied down the mountain.’;

Pokenoun

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

Stabverb

To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander.

‘to stab a person's reputation’;

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.

Stabverb

(transitive) To roughen a brick wall with a pick so as to hold plaster.

Pokenoun

A sack or bag.

Stabverb

(transitive) To pierce folded sheets, near their back edges, for the passage of thread or wire.

Pokenoun

A long, wide sleeve; a poke sleeve.

Stabverb

To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person.

Pokenoun

An ice cream cone.

Stabverb

Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.

Pokenoun

(dialectal) Pokeweed.

Stabverb

To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon.

‘None shall dareWith shortened sword to stab in closer war.’;

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.

Stabverb

To wound or pain, as if with a pointed weapon.

‘She speaks poniards, and every word stabs.’;

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.

Stabnoun

The thrust of a pointed weapon.

Pokenoun

A bag; a sack; a pocket.

‘They wallowed as pigs in a poke.’;

Stabnoun

A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab of an assassin.

Pokenoun

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

Stabnoun

Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or suddenly; as, a stab given to character.

Pokenoun

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

Stabnoun

a sudden sharp feeling;

‘pangs of regret’; ‘she felt a stab of excitement’; ‘twinges of conscience’;

Pokenoun

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

Stabnoun

a thrusting blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument;

‘one strong stab to the heart killed him’;

Pokenoun

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

Stabnoun

informal words for any attempt or effort;

‘he gave it his best shot’; ‘he took a stab at forecasting’;

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 ?"’;

Stabverb

use a knife on;

‘The victim was knifed to death’;

Pokeverb

To thrust with the horns; to gore.

Stabverb

stab or pierce;

‘he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife’;

Pokeverb

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

Stabverb

poke or thrust abruptly;

‘he jabbed his finger into her ribs’;

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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