Synonyms of poke in English:

poke


See definition of poke

verb

1‘they poked him in the ribs’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
stick out, jut out, stand out, protrude, project, extend, loom
rare protuberate

noun

1‘Carrie gave him a poke’

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

2‘a poke in the eye with a stick’

SYNONYMS
thrust, push, jab, shove, plunge, insertion

Phrases

    poke about/around

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


    SYNONYMS

    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’


    SYNONYMS

    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

    informal

    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

    dated

    make sport of

    archaic

    joke, quiz, flout

    poke one's nose into

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


    SYNONYMS

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

    informal

    snoop into