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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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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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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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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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(British, informal) To pressurize (someone) into doing something
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To give new life, energy or strength to someone or something
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To use coaxing or flattery in order to persuade someone to do something
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To explore or investigate in detail
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To harass, bother or persecute, especially relentlessly
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Sticks into
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To cause to feel upset, annoyed, or resentful
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Assist, help in wrongdoing
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To come into general physical contact with
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Plural for a poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
“And rather boldly, I thought, she gave me a prod in the ribs.”
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Plural for an act of stimulating or reminding someone to do something
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“Then again, that threat could act as a prod to keep the recalcitrants in line.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for anything that serves to remind
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Plural for an general act of touching someone or something
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Plural for 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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Plural for a strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle
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