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Present participle for poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
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“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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Present participle for to insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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Present participle for to put pressure on someone to do 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 use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give one something
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Sticking into
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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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Present participle for to refresh the memory of, especially encouraging someone to speak
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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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