Top Definition
(v) when a person intentionally does something that causes emotional or psychological anguish, such as constantly reading a recent ex's updates on Facebook, or listening to old speeches made by speakers they vehemently disagree with. Phrase is derived from the happenstance of someone having a sore tooth, which they keep purposefully poking at with their tongue, keeping the pain constant, while simultaneously exclaiming "Ow!".
ex 1: I've spent the whole afternoon looking at my ex's photos of her and her new boyfriend at Disneyland. Just poking the tooth, I guess.

ex 2: (person one): "You hate that guy! I've been listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio for hours today, and it's just been pissing me off!"

(person two): "Why are you poking the tooth like that? Now you'll be in a bad mood all weekend!"
by Scotty Kave October 02, 2009

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the t-shirt

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt