goad Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "goad" - English Dictionary

See all translations

goadverb [T]

uk   /ɡəʊd/  us   /ɡoʊd/
to make a person or an animal react or do something by continuously annoying or upsetting them: Will the pressure applied by environmentalists be enough to goad the industrialized nations into using less fossil fuels? He refused to be goaded by their insults. The team were goaded on by their desire to be first to complete the course. A group of children were goading (= laughing at or pushing) another child in the school playground.
goad
noun [S] uk   us  
The thought of exams next week is a great goad to the students to work hard.
(Definition of goad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of goad?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “goad” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More