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To incite or provoke into doing something
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“Of course, she probably only called me to try and goad me into reading her comment and replying.”
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To encourage or stimulate into doing something
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“The task of the facilitator was to goad the students by posing pertinent questions and to answer questions on their part.”
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To annoy or irritate someone
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“She began to goad him with taunts, insults, and cruel suggestions.”
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To prod with a goad
“As the herders goad the cattle, the clouds goad the men.”
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
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Assist, help in wrongdoing
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To direct or steer a group of people or animals
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A thing that stimulates someone into action
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“It's also a justifiable goad to the nation to step up and reclaim the role of leader when it comes to human rights.”
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Something that provokes
“The new tax acted as a goad to political unrest.”
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A spiked stick used for driving cattle
“Ankusha, the goad held in Lord Ganesha's right hand is used to remove obstacles from dharma's path.”
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A challenge, especially to prove courage
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Anything that serves to remind
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Any medication designed to cause irritation
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A person who intentionally instigates, incites, or starts something, especially one that creates trouble
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Persuading
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A strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle, used for flogging or beating a person or for urging on an animal
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