Meaning of “prod” - Learner’s Dictionary

prod

verb uk us /prɒd/ (present participle prodding, past tense and past participle prodded)
PUSH [ I, T ]

to push someone or something with your finger or with a pointed object:

He prodded me in the back and told me to hurry up.
ENCOURAGE [ T ]

to encourage someone to do something:

[ + into + doing sth ] We need to prod him into making a decision.
prod noun [ C ]

[ usually singular ] to give someone a prod

(Definition of “prod” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)