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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun prod has 2 senses

Verb prod has 3 senses

  • prod(v = verb.contact) nudge, poke at - to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
  • is one way to force, push
    Derived form noun prod2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  • prod(v = verb.contact) egg on, incite - urge on; cause to act; "The 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
  • prod(v = verb.contact) dig, jab, poke, stab - poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
  • is one way to thrust
    Derived form noun prod2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP


prodn. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.].
  •  A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd.  Fairholt.  [1913 Webster]
prodv. t. 
     To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student.  H. Taylor.  [1913 Webster]


prod, v. & n.
--v. (prodded, prodding)
1 tr. poke with the finger or a pointed object.
2 tr. stimulate to action.
3 intr. (foll. by at) make a prodding motion.
1 a poke or thrust.
2 a stimulus to action.
3 a pointed instrument.

prodder n.
16th c.: perh. imit.



activate, actuate, annoy, assault, badger, bear, bear upon, bearing, boost, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, butt, butt against, carp at, cavil, come in contact, cram, crowd, cue, dig, drive, egg on, elbow, encourage, excite, exhort, feel, feel of, finger, flick, flog, force, gad, gadfly, goad, grope, handle, harass, head, hector, henpeck, hound, hurtle, hustle, impel, incite, instigate, irk, irritate, jab, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, lash, manipulate, motivate, move, nag, needle, nudge, oxgoad, palm, palpate, paw, pester, pile drive, pique, plague, ply, poke, poke at, press, pressure, prick, prompt, propel, provoke, punch, push, quick look, ram, ram down, rattle, reminder, rouse, rowel, run, run against, shake, shoulder, shove, sic, signal, spur, stimulate, stimulus, sting, stir, stress, tamp, tap, tentative examination, thrust, thumb, touch, twiddle, urge, whip, whiplash, wield




VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.

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