Predicate: poke

Roleset id: poke.01 , touch with long slender object, touching with a pointy thing, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

poke.01: POKE-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. Member of VNcls poke-19, rummage-35.5. (from poke.01-v) POKING-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT (from poking.01-n)


poke (v.)
poking (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: toucher, agent (vnrole: 19-Agent, 35.5-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing touched (vnrole: 19-Patient, 35.5-Location)
        Arg2-MNR: long slender object (vnrole: 19-Instrument)

Example: oddly inverted

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: gerund

        [*]-1 VISUALIZING BLOOD vessels without [*]-1 poking catheters into the body may come out of research at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: poking
        Arg2: catheters
        Arg1: into the body

Example: maybe a different roleset

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Another poked a hole in the heel of his shoe .

        Arg0: Another
        Rel: poked
        Arg1: a hole
        Argm-loc: in the heel of his shoe

Predicate: poke_around

Roleset id: poke_around.02 , rummage, look for idly, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

poke_around.02: POKE_AROUND-V NOTES: See VNcls rummage-35.5. (from poke.02-v)


poke_around (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: looker, searcher, agent (vnrole: 35.5-Agent)
        Arg1-LOC: place looked in (vnrole: 35.5-Location)
        Arg2-PPT: thing looked for, goal (vnrole: 35.5-Theme)

Example: almost argumentless

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mr. Baker hears her out, pokes around a bit, asks a few questions and proposes some explanations.

        Arg0: Mr. Baker
        Rel: [ pokes] [ around]
        Argm-mnr: a bit

Example: ARG1 and ARG2

        Well, now that we got daylight I 'm gonna poke around in the sand for that distributor cap.

        Argm-dis: Well,
        Argm-tmp: now that we got daylight
        Arg0: I
        Rel: poke around
        Arg1: in the sand
        Arg2: for that distributor cap.