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Present participle for to poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
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“She didn't exactly prod him in the ribs, but she did pat his arm, and he followed her out to the kitchen.”
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Present participle for to stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something
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“He had no reserves left. Neither panic nor the imminence of death could prod him into running.”
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Present participle for to cause one to experience a memory (of someone or something)
“You need to constantly prod him about doing his share of the household chores.”
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Present participle for to question, especially interrogatively
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“He could tell she was curious to know what he was thinking but too polite to prod him about it.”
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Present participle for to advise earnestly
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(British, informal) Present participle for to pressurize (someone) into doing something
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Present participle for to give new life, energy or strength to someone or something
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Present participle for to use coaxing or flattery in order to persuade someone to do something
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Present participle for to explore or investigate in detail
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Present participle for to harass, bother or persecute, especially relentlessly
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Sticking into
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Present participle for to cause to feel upset, annoyed, or resentful
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Present participle for assist, help in wrongdoing
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Present participle for to come into general physical contact with
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Something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
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The action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something
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