Focus on the pronunciation of prod
English definition of “prod”
/prɑd/ v [I/T] (-dd-)
› 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
/prɑd/ n [C] › The protests were a prod for Congress to debate the issue.