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Poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
“Wind picks at a stray lace; I uncoil a hand from jacket cuff, poke out a finger and prod the lace back beside ankle under my foot, moving my foot slightly to make it stay in.”
Urge, incite
“Then we would prod him with a question or encourage him with praise until slowly, piece by piece, the dream took shape for us.”
A poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
“With appropriate physical gentleness, have a poke and a prod and check out the territory.”
An act of stimulating or reminding someone to do something
“Then again, that threat could act as a prod to keep the Americans in line.”
A pointed implement, typically one discharging an electric current and used as a goad
“Cattle were reported to vocalize when an electric prod was used.”
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