Synonyms of poke
1 jabDictionary • Lindy poked him in the ribs.
jab • A needle was jabbed into the baby's arm.
push • They pushed him into the car.
dig • She dug her nails into his flesh.
stab • Bess stabbed at a slice of cucumber.
thrust • They thrust him into the back of a jeep.
butt • The male butted me.
elbow • They elbowed me out of the way.
shove • He shoved her out of the way.
nudge • `Stop it,' he said, and nudged me in the ribs.
prod • He prodded Murray with the shotgun.
jabDictionary • John smiled and gave Richard a playful poke.
jab • He gave me a jab in the side.
dig • She silenced him with a sharp dig in the small of the back.
punch • He's asking for a punch on the nose.
thrust • a thrust of his hand that sent the lad reeling
nudge • She slipped her arm under his and gave him a nudge.
prod • He gave the donkey a prod in the backside.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ poke around or about
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buttIf a person or animal butts you, they hit you with the top of their head.
• The male butted me.
• She dug her nails into his flesh.
Thesaurus for poke from the Collins English Thesaurus
to jab or prod, as with the elbow, the finger, a stick, etc