poke#

poke#
poke vb Poke, prod, nudge, jog are comparable when they mean, as verbs, to thrust something into so as to stir up, urge on, or attract attention and, as nouns, the act or an instance of such thrusting.
Poke implies primarily the use of a body part (as a finger or foot) or of some instrument or implement (as a stick, a rod, or a poker), but sometimes, especially in verbal use and in idiomatic phrases, it may imply the operation of something equally effective in stirring up or in rooting out
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walked up and down and poked among the rocks— Masefield

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he poked the man in front of him to attract his attention

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poke up the fire in a stove

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he handed one to Lonnie, poking it at him until Lonnie's attention was drawn from the hogs— Caldwell

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poked his head round the corner— Sayers

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liked to poke his nose into another person's affairs

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give the fire a poke or two

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Prod suggests the use of something sharp which can stab or prick or goad into action; it may be a physical thing (as a sharp pointed stick)
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probed and prodded and palpated that tortured and self-tortured flesh— Styron

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the cattle needed to be prodded along

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or it may be something less tangible but equally effective (as sharp words, a threat, or a taunt)
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the excitement of trying ... to prod them into action— J. R. Green

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prod lazy schoolboys

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give Willis a prod on the subject of church attendance— Mackenzie

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Nudge suggests gentler action than the preceding terms; it may imply the use of an elbow in attracting attention especially under conditions when speech is impossible
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he nudged the person sitting next to him to allow him to pass

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Squeers then nudged Mrs. Squeers to bring away the brandy bottle— Dickens

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give him a nudge or he will not see her

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or it may imply a mere suggestion or hint
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what was not trimmed from our pages by an editor's nudge was given away in the hagglings of pub-lisher and author— Mailer

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or it may imply repeated gentle action (as in moving or shifting)
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impudent little tugboats . . . nudged our ship out of its slip— J. W. Brown

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Jog implies a thrust or, often, a touch on or as if on the elbow or arm that to some extent shakes one up
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a bored-looking man, with a fashionably-dressed woman jogging his elbow— Jerome

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a jog to one's memory

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almost any idea which jogs you out of your current abstractions may be better than nothing— Whitehead

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Analogous words: *push, shove, thrust: *stir, arouse, rouse, awaken: *provoke, excite, stimulate, galvanize, quicken
poke n prod, nudge, jog (see under POKE vb)

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Poke — *An action of tapping and/or softly jabbing another person using a finger to gain their attention.Poke, Poké or POKE may refer to:*POKE, a BASIC programming language command *Poke (game), a card game *Poke (gesture), different definition for… …   Wikipedia

  • poke — ► VERB 1) jab or prod with a finger or a sharp object. 2) make (a hole) by jabbing or prodding. 3) (poke about/around) look or search around a place. 3) (often poke out) thrust out or protrude in a particular direction. ► NOUN ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Poke — Poke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poking}.] [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a blow, Gael. puc to push.] 1. To thrust or push against or into with anything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • POKE — (engl. poke = stecken, stoßen) ist ein Software Kommando der Programmiersprache BASIC, das dazu dient, direkt in Speicherzellen oder Hardware Register des Rechners zu schreiben. Sein Gegenpart ist der PEEK Befehl, um Speicherzellen direkt zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • POKE — es una instrucción en el lenguaje de programación BASIC usada en algunas de las primeras versiones de este lenguaje. Dicha instrucción se encargaba de grabar un valor en una determinada dirección de memoria, ambos datos dados como argumento.[1]… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Poke — Poke, n. [AS. poca, poha, pohha; akin to Icel. poki, OD. poke, and perh. to E. pock; cf. also Gael. poca, and OF. poque. Cf. {Pock}, {Pocket}, {Pouch}.] 1. A bag; a sack; a pocket. He drew a dial from his poke. Shak. [1913 Webster] They wallowed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poke — poke; poke·lo·gan; shike·poke; shite·poke; slow·poke; more·poke; poke·lo·ken; …   English syllables

  • poke — poke1 [pōk] vt. poked, poking [ME poken < MDu or LowG] 1. a) to push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod b) Slang to hit with the fist 2. to make by poking [to poke a hole in a bag] …   English World dictionary

  • Poke — Poke, n. 1. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] 2. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 3. A contrivance to prevent an animal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poke — steht für: POKE, ein Software Kommando der Programmiersprache BASIC Poke (Sprache), eine Bantusprache in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo Poke (Gericht), einen hawaiischer Fischsalat Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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