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prod

verb     /prɒd/ US  /prɑːd/ (-dd-)
[I or T] to push something or someone with your finger or with a pointed object: I prodded her in the back to get her attention. She prodded the cake with her fork to see if it was cooked. He prodded at the fish with his fork a few times, but he didn't eat a mouthful.Pushing and shoving [T] to encourage someone to take action, especially when they are being slow or unwilling: He gets things done, but only after I've prodded him into doing them.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of prod verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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