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English definition of “prod”

prod

verb
 
 
/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.Pushing and shoving
ENCOURAGE [T] to encourage someone to do something: [+ into + doing sth] We need to prod him into making a decision.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
prod noun [C] [usually singular] to give someone a prod
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