nudge nudge  /ˈnədʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a slight push or shake
  2. (v) to push against gently
  3. (v) push into action by pestering or annoying gently

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Usage(s):

  • Media must nudge the governments to make sure they carry out their commitments in time.

News

  1. Vibrating Navigators Shake Up Devices

    The day's not too far off that a smartphone, instead of providing on-screen driving directions, could guide someone to her destination with a little nudge. Literally.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  2. How to Keep Dad Healthy

    This Father’s Day nudge your Pop to be healthier.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: BET.com

  3. US stock market moves higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of better economic reports helped nudge the U.S. stock market up Thursday afternoon, even as the Japanese market plunged again.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "At first I thought I stepped out of bounds," Wallace said, "because I was trying to make a play with the time running down. But I did kind of (feel a) nudge when I was trying to turn the corner."
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: Jonathan Wallace Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We didn't just flat-out wreck him," Busch said. "We didn't cut his tire. We didn't drive over him. It was just a nice nudge that we are all used to seeing and appreciating at the short tracks."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Kurt Busch Source: Florida Times-Union

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