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To be irritating or upsetting, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
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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.”
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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.”
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Present participle for to near or come close to something
“He revealed Russia's economic growth this year would nudge six per cent.”
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Present participle for to touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to move past someone or something with force
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(crowd into) Present participle for to press forward into an area with limited space
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Present participle for to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Present participle for to drive spiritually or urge someone on
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Present participle for to touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
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Present participle for to cause one to experience a memory (of someone or something)
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Present participle for to come into general physical contact with
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Present participle for to move very slowly (towards something)
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Present participle for snuggle up to
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(somewhat rare) Present participle for to strike or touch lightly
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Present participle for to emerge, or cause to emerge, from sleep
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Present participle for to move from one place to another
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Present participle for to have a specified relationship with another thing or person in terms of nature or quality
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