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To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to near or come close to something
“He revealed Russia's economic growth this year would nudge six per cent.”
Present participle for to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
“… accidentally nudged me as they squeezed past.”
Present participle for to coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something
“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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