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poke

2 noun
     
poke2 [countable]
1

give somebody/something a poke

to quickly push your fingers, a stick etc into something or someone:
Vanessa gave me a playful poke in the ribs.
2 American English informal a criticism of someone or something:
Bennett took a poke at the President's refusal to sign the bill.

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