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Noun
Calls for someone to compete
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Plural for a thing that stimulates someone into action
“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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Plural for something that provokes
“The new tax acted as a goad to political unrest.”
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Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for a person who intentionally instigates or incites trouble or mischief
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Plural for anything that serves to remind
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Plural for any medication designed to cause irritation
Noun
Plural for the act of insisting or convincing
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Plural for one who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant
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Plural for a strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle
Verb
To invite someone to engage in a contest
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To incite or provoke into doing something
“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
“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 harass, annoy, or cause trouble to (someone)
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To incite or cause troublesome acts
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(British, informal) To pressurize (someone) into doing something
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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
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