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prod

verb [I/T]  /prɑd/ (-dd-) us  
to push something or someone with your finger or with an object: [T] The barber prodded the back of Ray’s head. To prod someone is to encourage someone to take action, esp. when the person is slow or unwilling: [I] No matter how much I prod he will not tell me what happened.
prod
noun [C]  /prɑd/ us  
The protests were a prod for Congress to debate the issue.
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