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English definition of “nudge”

nudge

verb     /nʌdʒ/
[T] to push something or someone gently, especially to push someone with your elbow (= the middle part of your arm where it bends) to attract their attention: The children were giggling and nudging each other. He nudged the cat off the sofa so that he could sit down.Pushing and shovingTouching and feelingShowing affection [I + adv/prep, T] to move slowly and almost reach a higher point or level: Oil prices continue to nudge higher. Peter must be nudging 40 now.Slow and moving slowly
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