–verb (used with object)
1. to prod or push, especially with something narrow or pointed, as a finger, elbow, stick, etc.
2. to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as by prodding or pushing.
3. to thrust or push.
4. to force, drive, or stir by or as by pushing or thrusting.
5. to thrust obtrusively.
–verb (used without object)
6. to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc.
7. to extend or project (often followed by "out").
8. to thrust oneself obtrusively.
9. to search curiously; pry (often followed by “around” or “about”).
10.to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often followed by “along”).
11.a thrust or push.
12.Informal . a slow or dawdling person; slowpoke.
1. Chiefly Midland U.S. and Scot. . a bag or sack, especially a small one.
2. a wallet or purse.
3. Archaic . a pocket.
1. a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face.
2. Also called poke bonnet. a bonnet or hat with such a brim.
Don’t poke me!
But Psyche would not listen
So he fled.
from “Amor and Psyche, the Alternative Story”)
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