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English noun: nudge

1. nudge (act) a slight push or shake


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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