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English noun: nudge

1. nudge (act) a slight push or shake


Synonymsjog


Broader (hypernym)push, pushing


English verb: nudge

1. nudge (contact) to push against gently


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


Synonymspoke at, prod


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


Broader (hypernym)force, push


Narrower (hyponym)elbow, jog

2. nudge (communication) push into action by pestering or annoying gently


ExamplesThey nudge him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)bear on, push









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