Prodding
Prod Prod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prodded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prodding}.] To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student. --H. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • prodding — noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves • Syn: ↑goad, ↑goading, ↑prod, ↑urging, ↑spur, ↑spurring • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • prodding — noun The act of giving a prod …   Wiktionary

  • prodding — prÉ‘d /prÉ’d n. poke, thrust, jab; rod, staff, long pointed instrument v. spur, urge, goad; poke, push, thrust; stimulate, incite; energize, rouse …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • prod — prod1 [prɔd US pra:d] v past tense and past participle prodded present participle prodding [I and T] 1.) to quickly push something or someone with your finger or a pointed object = ↑poke ▪ Don t go to sleep, she said, prodding me in the ribs.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prod — [[t]prɒ̱d[/t]] prods, prodding, prodded 1) VERB If you prod someone or something, you give them a quick push with your finger or with a pointed object. [V n with n] He prodded Murray with the shotgun... [V n] Prod the windowsills to check for… …   English dictionary

  • prod — 1 verb prodded, prodding (I, T) 1 to push or press something with your finger or a pointed object; poke 1 (1): She prodded me sharply in the ribs. (+ at): Theo prodded at the dead snake. 2 to strongly encourage someone to do something: She s not… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prod — I UK [prɒd] / US [prɑd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms prod : present tense I/you/we/they prod he/she/it prods present participle prodding past tense prodded past participle prodded 1) to push someone or something quickly with your… …   English dictionary

  • goading — noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves • Syn: ↑goad, ↑prod, ↑prodding, ↑urging, ↑spur, ↑spurring • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

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