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Verb
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.”
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To stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something
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“Then we would prod him with a question or encourage him with praise until slowly, piece by piece, the dream took shape for us.”
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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To insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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To give new life, energy or strength to someone or something
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Stick into
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To explore or investigate in detail
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To come into general physical contact with
Noun
A poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
“With appropriate physical gentleness, have a poke and a prod and check out the territory.”
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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.”
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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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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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An general act of touching someone or something
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One who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant
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A strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle, used for flogging or beating a person or for urging on an animal
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