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English verb: poke at

1. poke at (contact) to push against gently

SamplesShe nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant.

Synonymsnudge, prod

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)force, push

Narrower (hyponym)elbow, jog

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