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poke fun at to tease.
poker1 a pointed metal rod for stirring up a fire.
poker2 a card game in which players bet on the value of the cards in their hands.
Poland a country in central Europe. Warsaw is the capital of Poland.
polar of or having to do with the North Pole or South Pole of the earth.
polar bear a large bear with thick white fur that lives in arctic areas.
Polaris a bright star in the constellation Ursa Minor; North Star.
Pole a person who was born in or is a citizen of Poland.
pole1 a long, round post or rod made of metal, wood, or some other material.
pole2 either end of a planet's, moon's, or star's axis. [2 definitions]
polecat a small mammal with dark fur, a long body, and short legs. Polecats are a kind of weasel. They live in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Domesticated polecats are called ferrets. In North America, a kind of wild polecat is also called a ferret. [2 definitions]
polestar a bright star in the constellation Ursa Minor; Polaris; North Star.
pole vault an athletic event in which a person uses a long pole to leap over a bar set high above the ground.
police a department of a town, city, or state government that has the power to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and keep order. [3 definitions]
policeman a man who is a member of a police force.
police officer a person who is a member of a police force.
police station the office of the police within a certain area.
policewoman a woman who is a member of a police force.
policy1 a set of rules or a plan that is used as a guide for action.
policy2 a written contract that contains the terms of an agreement between an insurance company and the person being insured.
polio a short form of "poliomyelitis," a disease caused by a virus that attacks the spinal cord and damages the nervous system. Poliomyelitis affects mainly children and can lead to paralysis or deformed limbs.