Nudge Nudge (n[u^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nudged} (n[u^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Nudging}.] [Cf. Prov. G. kn["u]tschen to squeeze, pinch, E. Knock.] To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation. [1913 Webster]

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