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English noun: prod

1. prod (communication) a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something


SamplesThe ceaseless prodding got on his nerves.


Synonymsgoad, goading, prodding, spur, spurring, urging


Broader (hypernym)encouragement

2. prod (artifact) a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion


Synonymsgoad


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)ankus, gad, spur


English verb: prod

1. prod (contact) to push against gently


SamplesShe nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant.


Synonymsnudge, poke at


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)force, push


Narrower (hyponym)elbow, jog

2. prod (contact) urge on; cause to act


SamplesThe other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window.


ExamplesThey prod him to write the letter


Synonymsegg on, incite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)goad, goose, halloo

3. prod (contact) poke or thrust abruptly


SamplesHe jabbed his finger into her ribs.


Synonymsdig, jab, poke, stab


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)thrust









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