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Verb
Bump, elbow
“Josie made sure to nudge me hard when she caught me looking at Jonny.”
Verb
To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal
“Close your hands over the newly formed hair roll and gently nudge the hair to the right in a rolling motion.”
Verb
To near or come close to something
“He revealed Russia's economic growth this year would nudge six per cent.”
Verb
To pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
“… accidentally nudged me as they squeezed past.”
Verb
“Some lawmakers and families of Japanese abduction victims are calling on the government to impose the sanctions as a measure to nudge North Korea to respond to Japan's demands.”
Noun
A light touch or push
“Maybe the nudge wasn't as light as it was described.”
Noun
A gentle push
“The challenge appealed to him. All he needed was a little nudge.”
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