- v give heart or courage to
- v urge with or as if with a goad
- v stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
- v goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
- s compelled forcibly by an outside agency
mobs goaded by blind hatred
- Of course, the price for such cyberscoops has been the coarsening of the evening news; Drudge has goaded traditional media into playing catch-up on sordid stories they once safely .
- There is equally no doubt that this shy, reclusive family man, who could be goaded to act decisively only in extremis, lacked the courage to enforce his wishes.
- Even his friends taunted him--and may well have goaded him into his shooting rampage.
News & Articles
- Budget chief prodded on tax reform
Rep. Jim Wayne goaded Beshear administration officials Thursday to show a renewed interest in comprehensive tax reform.
June 28, 2013 - Louisville Courier-Journal
- David McGuinty in Toronto Star
The Liberal Party of Canada isn't going to be goaded into the boxing ring with Stephen Harper,McGuinty said last week.
- Kofi Annan in UN News Centre
You have sought to downplay your achievements: But let me trumpet my Envoy's contributions: you have led, inspired, goaded, cajoled, and - when necessary - pushed all of us to do what we had to, and so much more,Mr. Annan added.
- Peter Crouch in Independent Online
I was goaded into it by the rest of the lads,a bashful Crouch said of his impromptu display before William, second in line to the throne and honorary president of the English Football Association.