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"prod" in British English

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prodverb

uk   /prɒd/  us   /prɑːd/ (-dd-)
[I or T] to ​push something or someone with ​yourfinger or with a ​pointedobject: 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. [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.

prodnoun

uk   /prɒd/  us   /prɑːd/
[C] an ​act of ​pushing something or someone with ​yourfinger or with a ​pointedobject: He gave her a prod in the ​ribs. [S] encouragement to do something: She hasn't ​ordered that ​book for me ​yet - I must give her a prod.
(Definition of prod from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prod" in American English

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prodverb [I/T]

 us   /prɑd/ (-dd-)
to ​push something or someone with ​yourfinger or with an ​object: [T] The ​barber prodded the back of Ray’s ​head. To prod someone is to ​encourage someone to take ​action, esp. when the ​person is ​slow or ​unwilling: [I] No ​matter how much I prod he will not ​tell me what ​happened.
prod
noun [C]  us   /prɑd/
The ​protests were a prod for ​Congress to ​debate the ​issue.
(Definition of prod from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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