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

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    poke mullock at, sling off at, chiack

    British informal, dated

    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