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Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
The action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something
Something that incites, supports, promotes, protects or advances
Something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly
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