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prod

 
Noun prod has 2 senses
  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
    --1 is a kind of encouragement
    Derived form: verb prod2
  2. prod, goad - a pointed instrument used to prod into motion
    --2 is a kind of device
    --2 has particulars: spur, gad
    Derived forms: verb prod3, verb prod1
Verb prod has 3 senses
  1. nudge, poke at, prod - to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
    --1 is one way to push, force
    Derived form: noun prod2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. prod, incite, egg on - urge on; cause to act; "They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
    Derived forms: noun prod1, noun prodding1
    Sample sentence:
    They prod him to write the letter
  3. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
    --3 is one way to thrust
    Derived form: noun prod2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
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