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To prod or poke someone, typically gently
“Josie made sure to nudge me hard when she caught me looking at Jonny.”
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To push against or move into someone or something
“That's when I felt someone accidentally nudge into me. I turned to see a girl with perfect skin, perfect hair, and a perfect petite frame, sneering at me.”
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To touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
“She allowed her boat to edge closer to the rock, to nudge lightly against it.”
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To near or come close to something
“The nation's economic growth this year would nudge six percent.”
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To coax or encourage (someone) to do something
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“I tried using flattery to nudge her into revealing her identity.”
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(crowd into) To press forward into an area with limited space
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To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
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To cause one to experience a memory (of someone or something)
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To come into general physical contact with
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To move very slowly (towards something)
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To move from one place to another
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To have a specified relationship with another thing or person in terms of nature or quality
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A light touch or push
“Will felt a nudge in his ribs and realized that Suzanne had just surreptitiously elbowed him.”
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A gentle encouragement to do something
“The challenge appealed to him. All he needed was a little nudge.”
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An general act of touching someone or something
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A cue or warning based on past or current events
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Something that causes irritation or frustration
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