Poke in a sentence as a noun

One way to tell the story is the director went out of his way to poke a bear and got mauled.

You poke fun at yourself to make the audience feel more comfortable.

Instead, he seems to have seized an opportunity to poke a giant bear with a stick.

[Edited to poke fun at idea, not person/company.

When they are 25cm tall, yank them out of the pot, poke a 6' bamboo stick 12" into the ground and throw the plant in a hole at the front.

Poke in a sentence as a verb

7. Second to last paragraph only tried to poke fun at microsoft.

Then you can poke around and see a round button with a triangle on it, a 40-year-old visual convention.

The idea here--in my reading at least--is to poke fun at people who bash new programming languages by reducing their criticisms to a thoughtless checklist.

The "Uprising" lyrics are an inspired poke at the traditional space industry: "endless red tape to keep the truth confined... it's time the fat cats had a heart attack, you know that their time's coming to an end..."

They are now out of business, but they did so by leveraging the existence of the development contracts to **** the company to a bigger company that didn't realize it was buying a pig in a poke.

Poke definitions


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

See also: garget scoke


someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

See also: dawdler drone laggard lagger trailer


a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

See also: sack


a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

See also: jabbing poking thrust thrusting


(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

See also: punch clout lick biff slug


poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

See also: prod stab


search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"

See also: intrude nose


stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"


hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

See also: thump pound


make a hole by poking