goad Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"goad" in British English

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goadverb [T]

uk   /ɡəʊd/  us   /ɡoʊd/
to make a ​person or an ​animalreact or do something by ​continuouslyannoying or ​upsetting them: She ​seemeddetermined to goad him into a ​fight. He ​refused to be goaded by ​theirinsults. 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 ​schoolplayground.
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 ​wrestlingmatch.
(Definition of goad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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