English definition of “prod”
/prɒd/ verb (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