Synonym of poking

Alternative for poking

pokes, poked, poking

Synonym: goad, jab, push, ram, shove, spur, thrust,

Adjective

Moving or proceeding at a slow speed
slow unhurried sluggish crawling languid tardy creeping dawdling dilatory laggard leisurely dallying dillydallying dragging lagging snaillike pokey poky snail-paced deliberate measured lazy unrushed late lingering loitering snail-like slow-moving unhasty slow-going easy relaxed gentle comfortable delayed casual slack sedate plodding undemanding steady sluggardly tortoise-like lax leaden lackadaisical delaying idle slothful lollygagging behindhand indolent procrastinating remiss slow-paced moving slowly restful laid-back easy-going effortless languorous on hands and knees free slackened relaxing gradual backward slow and steady painstaking patient time-wasting unpunctual stupid undeveloped imbecile checked moronic dense underprivileged behind arrested underdeveloped feeble-minded subnormal dull putting off tarrying problem moratory neglectful negligent flagging worming skulking writhing slithering shuffling quailing slinking wriggling squirming inching sneaking shambling groveling hobbling grovelling on all fours barely moving ponderous moderate laboured listless leaden-footed lethargic laggy torpid tortoiselike postponing apathetic labored phlegmatic drowsy dreamy imperceptible inert passive supine inactive heavy impassive indifferent sleepy unconcerned uninterested limp enervated spiritless languishing calm stagnant energyless unenthusiastic feeble moony offhand careless leisured pococurante easygoing slow-footed nonchalant weary blah weak dopey comatose uncaring shiftless snoozy nebbish lymphatic faint blahs pining sickly infirm wimpy sleepyhead insouciant inattentive slapdash slap-happy disinterested fainéant faineant laid back otiose workshy regardless do-nothing peaceful at your own pace in your own time chilled unexciting lumbering cumbersome recreational even regular still tired laborious amusing frivolous entertaining loafing fun work-shy good-for-nothing bone idle non-job related non-work related derelict inefficient slipshod procrastinative incompetent disregardful delinquent disorganized neglecting sloppy disorderly asleep at the wheel disorganised slovenly quiescent asleep on the job unprofessional permissive dormant cavalier artless detached unstudied blasé loose cursory flippant superficial complacent light carefree cool disimpassioned breezy simple informal abstracted half-hearted lukewarm happy-go-lucky devil-may-care free and easy passionless bloodless aimless incurious sentimental romantic laissez-faire halfhearted Laodicean daydreaming easy going spring fever

Adjective

Eager to acquire knowledge
inquisitive curious prying nosy intrusive probing questioning snooping snoopy scrutinising scrutinizing inquiring peering agog eavesdropping intrigued over-curious over-interested spying busybody enquiring interested interfering meddlesome meddling nosey nosy-parker nosy-parkering analytical big-eyed busy challenging forward impertinent inquisitorial investigative keen nebby officious personal presumptuous prurient searching sifting speculative burning with curiosity obtrusive intruding presuming protrusive pushy interrogative examining pushing quizzical peeping inspecting inquisitory intermeddling tampering querying analytic fact-finding penetrating disquisitive importunate interrupting wondering catechistic deep puzzled exploratory pragmatic in-depth gossipy interviewing interrogational cross-examining incisive sharp quizzing doubtful research catechistical exploring butting in investigatory outward-looking studious heuristic Socratic voyeuristic nosing investigating undercover inspective researching pondering interloping meddlesomeness nosiness interruptive interference bumptious bustling speculating annoying dying to know busybodied overbearing bossy self-important overzealous opinionated dictatorial guessing invasive unwanted self-assertive overbusy domineering mischievous unwelcome trespassing disturbing encumbering troublesome kibitzing hindering obstructive impeding chiseling interposing rude fussy bureaucratic uncalled-for piercing chiselling insensitive unpleasant protruding upsetting indiscreet explorative pointed investigational thorough minute enthusiastic fascinated excited eager moved attentive captivated riveted gripped engrossed absorbed affected intent stimulated focused enticed inspired entranced enthused hooked inspirited ambitious roused desirous avid ardent impressed focussed beady-eyed

Verb

Present participle for to protrude (out) and be visible
protruding projecting extruding jutting protuberating bulging distending extending obtruding pointing popping swelling looming pouting ballooning beetling billowing overhanging jutting out bulging out poking out sticking out extending beyond hanging out looming out standing out sticking up butting out swelling out pooching out pouching out bagging bellying pouching pooching bunching starting expanding dilating puffing out bloating filling out inflating puffing up popping out impending enlarging ballooning out bugging out thrusting out pushing out rising filling protending outthrusting mushrooming hanging over blobbing tumefying lengthening bilging intumescing beetling over billowing out doming blowing up coming through bellying out becoming larger coming out hanging spreading peeking emerging bulking pushing showing cantilevering bagging out sticking ballooning up elongating showing up lapping over prolonging riding over sagging sticking out like a sore thumb holding out going beyond projecting outward stretching out puffing growing fattening plumping rolling surging pitching bouncing engorging tossing becoming inflated becoming distended welling up blowing out becoming swollen rounding out swelling up becoming bloated rising up rolling upward protruding over jutting over sticking out over extending over projecting over commanding portending endangering bulging over overtopping standing out over jutting out over looming over bulging out over cantilevering out poking out over impending over swinging over flapping over rising above towering above drooping over dangling over cantilevering out over casting a shadow drooping flopping flapping hanging loosely catching the wind fermenting growing larger lopping dropping lolling swagging dipping tumbling curving down dangling hanging down leaning falling unevenly

Verb

Present participle for to jab or prod (someone or something) with a finger or sharp object
jabbing prodding stabbing sticking thrusting digging nudging pushing shoving butting pricking jolting punching ramming elbowing driving jogging bumping tapping plunging pressing propelling hitting knocking forcing rushing lungeing lunging goading touching jostling bulldozing striking hustling bundling shouldering sweeping crashing sinking spurring impelling squeezing shooting banging sending heaving boring manhandling muscling crowding jamming gouging running hurrying bucking charging moving bulling boosting barging railroading exerting pressure on bearing down on pushing aside pushing forward pushing hard jarring whacking inserting nuzzling drilling mashing depressing shunting holding parking plonking tilting humping lobbing pitching advancing attacking squishing bearing down squashing pressing down pushing down holding down nosing dabbing rapping tipping beating drumming buffeting bunting buffetting blowing headbutting tupping colliding horning thumping slamming bashing smashing smacking budging steamrolling shifting pressing on moving forward launching into crushing against resting on strong-arming setting in motion putting in motion banging into colliding with knocking into pounding impacting swiping thudding impinging ploughing into bumping into knocking against smashing into running into crashing into caroming cannoning into barrelling into cracking against slamming into meeting head-on crashing against cracking into dashing against head-butting striking head-on clashing sideswiping glancing lighting stumbling hammering clashing with bashing into smacking into screwing lashing belting whamming pelting popping jackhammering twacking smiting socking dashing battering shaking walloping thwacking wallopping mobbing thronging joggling cracking boxing clapping clattering bumping against bumping heads pushing around

Verb

Present participle for to meddle or snoop into the affairs of others
interfering intruding meddling prying snooping messing nosing interloping intermeddling obtruding tampering peeking butting in poking into mucking about mucking around encroaching horning in barging in interposing infringing enquiring inquiring mixing in invading imposing intervening kibitzing trespassing muscling in fooling with pushing in sticking nose in crashing the gates meddling in messing with chiselling in intruding on putting your two cents in sticking your nose in interrupting impeding hindering interceding encumbering advancing molesting interjecting bothering pestering sidewalk-superintending stickybeaking mousing abusing rights coming uninvited messing around dabbling in worming in chiming in enquiring impertinently poking around overstepping breaking in on poking about interfering in nosing into putting two cents in encroaching on sticking your oar in poking nose in poking your nose in impinging on entrenching on thrusting gossipping stirring gossiping putting your oar in interpolating insinuating intercalating going beyond holding up thrusting yourself in spying meddling with peeping snooking interfering with peering sneaking staring watching doing some detective work poking one's nose into sticking one's nose into examining inspecting sinning wandering erring straying offending falling transgressing disturbing poking one's nose in nosing around poaching cutting in displeasing entering without permission deviating misbehaving violating crashing penetrating nosing in lapsing entrenching doing wrong by breaking in intermediating gatecrashing bursting in charging in getting into the act poking one's face in putting one's two cents in butting into intervening in horning in on kibitzing on barging into prying into tampering with muscling in on imposing oneself on interceding in getting involved in getting involved stepping in intruding into impinging disrupting imposing oneself making inroads involving oneself chipping in bugging thrusting oneself in moving in poking nose into dividing thrusting oneself controlling foisting oneself forcing oneself interposing yourself interposing oneself involving yourself putting in two cents insinuating oneself coming between touching affecting calling the shots calling the tune gaining control of taking charge of infiltrating creeping influencing inching worming running the show pulling the strings ruling the roost usurping trenching appropriating arrogating having a bearing on having an effect on leaving a mark on being in the saddle exerting influence on bearing upon making an impression on making an impact on being in the driving seat eating into making inroads into sticking nose into imposing yourself stepping on someone's toes treading on someone's toes working in squeezing in elbowing in

Verb

Present participle for to rummage or search through
browsing rummaging searching rooting looking through poking through searching through ferrets about nosing around poking about in rootling foraging rifling hunting ferreting rooting through ransacking scouring exploring hunting through examining delving trolling dredging raking combing fossicking ferreting in spying fiddling rifling through rousting around in leaving no stone unturned disorganizing going through fumbling delving in rooting about in poking around in rootling around in jumbling fishing around in tossing grubbing mixing up grubbing about in disordering scrabbling about in ferreting about in groping shaking beating the bushes looking high and low searching high heaven disarranging sorting through rooting around in poking around turning upside down messing up disarraying disturbing fishing about in disrupting ferreting around in fishing sifting through digging through scrabbling around in turning over seeking digging in fossicking through shaking down sifting probing digging investigating scrabbling scrutinizing burrowing scrutinising enquiring rummaging through rummaging around in inquiring prospecting going through with a fine-tooth comb ferreting out going over with a fine-tooth comb unearthing looking scanning rummaging in rummaging about in rummaging round in ferreting around beating raking through grubbing around in tracking down fine-tooth-combing looking up and down looking into going sweeping rousting researching looking around in vetting foraging through hunting for mining shuffling through tipping over inspecting finecombing screening raking over grubbing about dragging going over poking about scratching about groping around fishing about feeling around searching about foraging around fishing around scrabbling around routing finding fine-combing deepening widening raising cleaning raking up checking out going through with fine-tooth comb leaving no stone unturned in looking all over turning upside-down scratching around digging down checking up on searching high and low going into searching thoroughly looking for looking high and low in prying peering shovelling burrowing in scratching tunneling troweling trowelling shoveling spading tunnelling excavating rootling around rousting around digging up bringing up flushing out really getting into jumping into digging deeper digging deep gouging out scooping out hunting around in looking all round turning out looking all over for surveying seeking out discovering scouting canvasing recceing reconnoitring skirring questing looking around reconnoitering giving a going-over pioneering staking out casing giving the once-over running reconnaissance giving a look-see

Verb

Present participle for to act slowly or lazily
dallying dawdling delaying dillydallying diddling tarrying lallygagging loitering lollygagging procrastinating lagging lingering moping shilly-shallying putting off crawling dragging creeping plodding limping inching slouching nosing snailing oozing trailing dilly-dallying creaking along dragging one's feet dragging your feet straggling falling behind idling pausing hanging about stalling waiting hesitating dithering ambling marking time staying lagging behind dropping behind hanging around hanging fire taking your time getting no place fast taking one's time sauntering wasting time drifting shuffling temporizing vacillating killing time trailing behind retarding tailing puttering temporising fooling around frittering away lolling loafing hanging back wandering postponing deferring meandering flagging trudging moving slowly going slowly slackening trifling tooling advancing slowly rambling whiling away time adjourning faltering staggering pottering about filibustering pottering around pottering round bringing up the rear humming and hawing staying put hanging out playing for time playing a waiting game using delaying tactics putting off doing something goofing off sitting around holding off warming a chair horsing around edging slacking shirking stonewalling waiting around tottering holding back hanging on buying time moving at a snail's pace strolling biding boondoggling remaining fooling with trifling with playing games with whiling away fooling about moseying skulking mooching stopping lodging resting lurking dabbling halting hovering traipsing shambling sloughing hanging round losing time stopping over goofing around holding the phone passing time shelving remitting pottering havering prolonging wavering protracting diminishing dropping failing falling back decreasing putting over holding up holding over laying over swithering goldbricking cooling toddling diddle-daddling dragging behind waning ebbing ranging roaming straying slowing jellying lounging hobbling frittering time away dangling drooping roving sagging putting back holding off on rescheduling putting on the back burner leaving to another time putting on hold suspending putting on ice proroguing taking a raincheck suspending action postponing action letting slide deferring action kicking the can down the road shlepping along sitting on one's butt scrounging around bumming around spreading erring scrambling straddling walking slowly hanging down poking around maundering strining out slowing up inching along falling off losing strength draggling limping along creeping along wearing on hanging heavy appearing to pass slowly slowing down going on and on going on too long becoming tedious fribbling doodling fiddling around kicking around puttering around monkeying around messing around tootling frittering playing fiddling fiddling about footling messing about lounging about acting the fool mucking about clowning lounging around playing around tinkering fluctuating losing ground frittering away time taking one's own sweet time whiling away the time piddling burning daylight passing the time following bimbling pootling coasting swanning floating dragging oneself dragging yourself tagging along taking a stroll strolling along taking it easy dragging your heels hemming and hawing pussyfooting around blowing hot and cold dragging along taking too long tagging along behind proceeding in a leisurely fashion larking futzing twiddling going aimlessly poking along fannying about relaxing moseying around puddling doing nothing much chilling out amusing oneself faffing about playing the fool lazing around mucking around larking around pratting about having a lark mooching around having a laugh clowning around resting up lolling around

Verb

Present participle for to pierce, especially with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument

Verb

Present participle for to delve or make inquiries into
following up researching examining probing investigating analysing analyzing exploring studying scrutinising scrutinizing vetting evaluating inspecting auditing recceing sifting considering prospecting reviewing querying appraising brainstorming casing dissecting eyeballing interrogating questioning scouting bugging canvassing frisking reconnoitring reconnoitering searching spying surveying tapping pursuing looking into delving into digging into enquiring into going into enquiring about sounding out checking out scoping out going over weighing up looking over sussing out searching into finding out about making enquiries about checking up on inquiring into making inquiry poring over asking questions about chasing up checking into checking over checking up conducting an enquiry into conducting an investigation into deliberating on feeling out getting back to listening in making enquiries into probing into prying into reading into searching for taking stock of brooding over chewing over cross-examining diving into inquiring about looking at looking at carefully mulling over nosing around poking around reading up on running down sizing up staking out working over asking questions of doing research into making inquiries about putting questions to putting to the test giving something the once-over giving the once over searching the evidence concerning sifting the evidence concerning subjecting to an examination trying to get to the bottom of testing underseeking excogitating wiretapping muckraking hunting skirring feeling prodding checking feeling around scanning viewing going through perusing overlooking assessing conning overseeing going over with a fine-tooth comb scoping eyeing giving something a once-over observing reading taking a look at running over contemplating regarding giving something a going-over giving the once-over examining closely looking through putting under a microscope inquiring enquiring watching estimating judging thinking through assaying taking a dekko at monitoring digging interpreting verifying screening candling editing anatomizing pondering clocking picking apart thinking about having a look at scouring sweeping parsing supervising beholding taking stock looking correcting superintending raking giving something a look-see looking see cutting reading over staring at gazing at seeing looking upon getting a load of casting an eye over looking around looking up and down running through looking round asking about delving balancing censoring redacting traversing identifying discussing tackling reporting establishing kicking around trying sorting out determining adjudicating nitpicking sitting in passing through ranging over noting confirming ascertaining certifying making an observation of passing under review making a recce of spying on winnowing underseeing examining carefully staring pegging weighing penetrating perlustrating piercing smoking combing opening up criticizing unpacking boning up sifting through discerning perceiving telling criticising leaving no stone unturned rereading proving ensuring quizzing counting comparing reading intently poring gaging triangulating esteeming treating burning up looking closely sizing charting plotting summarising mapping out eyeing up summarizing gauging graphing valuating finding out reading through deconstructing testing out trying out scouting out finding fault picking holes taking apart keeping account making sure of looking on thinking of breaking down taking the measure of picking at having a look round touring having a tour of going on a tour of having a look around skimming catechizing noticing subjecting to an inspection glassing glancing over surfing kicking the tires rumbling browsing riffing flashing riffling running your eye over glancing at dipping into skimming through having a look-see taking a gander looking something up and down removing errors checking through refining blue-penciling blue-pencilling deleting copyediting striking out marking up rephrasing revising rearranging proofreading

Verb

Present participle for to wound or pierce with a sting

Verb

Present participle for to pass a length of something through an opening

Verb

Present participle for to tinker or fidget with something

Antonym of poking

poking Idiom, Proverb

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