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English definition of “prod”

prod

verb [I/T]    /prɑd/ (-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/ noun [C] The protests were a prod for Congress to debate the issue.
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