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To prod (someone) gently with one's elbow in order to attract attention
“Josie made sure to nudge me hard when she caught me looking at Jonny.”
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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.”
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To near or come close to something
“He revealed Russia's economic growth this year would nudge six per cent.”
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To touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
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To coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something
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“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.”
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(crowd into) To press forward into an area with limited space
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To drive spiritually or urge someone on
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To irritate or upset, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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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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Snuggle up to
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To move forward slowly and carefully
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To cause anguish or distress to
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To emerge, or cause to emerge, from sleep
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Have a specified relationship with another thing or person in terms of nature or quality
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A light touch or push
“Maybe the nudge wasn't as light as it was described.”
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A gentle push
“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 blow with the fist
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Something that causes irritation or frustration
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