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goadverb [T]

uk   /ɡəʊd/  us   /ɡoʊd/
to make a person or an animal react or do something by continuously annoying or upsetting them: She seemed determined to goad him into a fight. He refused to be goaded by their insults. The runner was goadedon by his desire to keep up with the others. A group of children were goading (= laughing at or pushing) another child in the school playground.
goad
noun [S] uk   us  
His speech should serve as a goad to action.
(Definition of goad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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goadverb [T]

 us   /ɡoʊd/
to cause someone to do something by being annoying: His brother goaded him into a wrestling match.
(Definition of goad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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