1. [ verb ] poke or thrust abruptly
Synonyms: jab dig stab prod

"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Related terms: thrust poke_into prod dig
2. [ verb ] search or inquire in a meddlesome way
Synonyms: nose pry

"This guy is always nosing around the office"

Related terms: search sniff_out nose
3. [ noun ] (botany) tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
Synonyms: garget scoke Phytolacca_americana pigeon_berry
Related terms: pokeweed
4. [ noun ] a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
Synonyms: jabbing jab thrust thrusting poking

"he warned me with a jab with his finger" "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

Related terms: gesture jab lunge
5. [ verb ] make a hole by poking
Related terms: pierce jab
6. [ verb ] hit hard with the had, fist, or some heavy instrument
Synonyms: pound thump

"the salesman pounded the door knocker" "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

Related terms: hit punch thump
7. [ verb ] stir by poking

"poke the embers in the fireplace"

Related terms: agitate stir poker
8. [ noun ] a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
Synonyms: paper_bag sack carrier_bag
Related terms: bag doggie_bag grocery_bag shopping_bag sack
9. [ noun ] (boxing) a blow with the fist
Synonyms: punch clout biff lick

"I gave him a clout on his nose"

Related terms: blow rabbit_punch jab haymaker sucker_punch hook counterpunch boxing punch clout
Similar spelling:   pokey