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

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uk   us   /nʌdʒ/
[T] to ​push something or someone ​gently, ​especially to ​push someone with ​your elbow (= the ​middlepart of ​yourarm where it ​bends) to ​attract the person's ​attention: The ​children were ​giggling and nudging each other. He nudged the ​cat off the ​sofa so that he could ​sit down. [I + adv/prep, T] to ​moveslowly and ​almostreach a ​higherpoint or ​level: Oil ​pricescontinue to nudge ​higher. Peter must be nudging 40 now.

nudgenoun [C]

uk   us   /nʌdʒ/
the ​act of nudging someone or something: I gave him a nudge to ​wake him up.
(Definition of nudge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nudge" in American English

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nudgeverb [T]

 us   /nʌdʒ/
to ​push someone or something ​gently, sometimes to get someone’s ​attention: My ​wife nudged me to ​tell me to get off the ​phone so that she could use it.
noun [C]  us   /nʌdʒ/
I gave him a nudge to ​wake him up.
(Definition of nudge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nudge" in Business English

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uk   us   /nʌdʒ/
[I or T] to ​move by a ​smallamount in a particular direction, especially up, or make something do this: Shares in the ​company nudged ​higher while its ​competitors' ​sharesfell.nudge up Interest ​rates are gently nudging up.nudge sth up The Federal Reserve began nudging ​interestrates up.nudge (sth) down The ​creditcard nudged down the ​APR of ​loans taken out ​online from 6.1% to 5.9%.
[T] to be ​close to ​reaching a particular ​price or ​level: With ​crude nudging $72 a ​barrel, the ​price of unleaded was once again the ​subject of ​concern. Inflation is nudging 10%.

nudgenoun [S]

uk   us   /nʌdʒ/
a slight ​change in the ​value or ​level of something, usually an ​increase: give sth/get a nudge Before ​longmedicalcosts will get another ​upward nudge as the ​number of older ​people in ​rich countries ​rises.give a nudge to sth News that ​retailsalesrose more than most had expected gave a nudge to a ​number of ​retailstocks.
a ​smallaction that encourages something to ​happen: Gold ​reacts to the ​smallest nudge of the US ​dollar.
(Definition of nudge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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