Synonyms of poke in English:


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1‘they poked him in the ribs’


prod, jab, dig, nudge, tap, butt, ram, shove, punch, prick, jolt

thrust, stab, push, plunge, stick, insert, drive, lunge

2‘leave the cable poking out of the wall’


stick out, jut out, stand out, protrude, project, extend, loom

rare protuberate


1‘Carrie gave him a poke’


prod, jab, dig, elbow, nudge, tap, butt

2‘a poke in the eye with a stick’


thrust, push, jab, shove, plunge, insertion


    poke about/around

      ‘you've no right to go poking around in that cupboard’


      search, hunt, rummage, rummage around, forage, scrabble, grub, root about, root around, scavenge, fish about, fish around, rake around, feel around, grope around, nose around, ferret, ferret about, ferret around

      pry into, ransack, rake through, sift through, go through, shuffle through, rifle through, scour, comb, explore, probe

      British informal

      rootle, rootle around

    poke fun at

      ‘they giggled and poked fun at Eleanor’


      mock, make fun of, laugh at, make jokes about, ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, treat with contempt, treat contemptuously, scorn, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, parody, tease, taunt, rag, make a monkey of, chaff, jibe at


      send up, kid, rib, josh

      British informal

      wind up, take the mickey out of

      North American informal

      goof on, rag on, razz, pull someone's chain

      NZ Australian informal

      poke mullock at, sling off at, chiack

      British dated, informal

      twit, rot

      British vulgar slang

      take the piss, take the piss out of


      make sport of


      joke, quiz, flout

    poke one's nose into

      ‘she was poking her nose into something that did not concern her’


      pry into, interfere in, nose around in, intrude on, butt into, meddle with, tamper with


      snoop into