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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


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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