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  • n  a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • n  a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
  • v  to push against gently
  • v  urge on; cause to act
  • v  poke or thrust abruptly

  • The group continues to prod the President to campaign aggressively for a federal marriage amendment.
  • According to dozens of civil lawsuits and the claims of more than a hundred suspects, it was by force sometimes a cattle prod held to a man's groin, or a burn caused by a .
  • In Southern California, a college professor (Redford) tries to prod a restless student (Andrew Garfield) from apathy to engagement.
News & Articles

  • Carmakers, White House aim to spark interest in electric vehicles
    — Automakers and the Obama administration are still working to prod Americans to give electric vehicles a chance as efforts are made to improve the nation's charging infrastructure and consumer perceptions.
    June 12, 2013 - Detroit News
  • New Music: Kelly Rowland Ft. Pusha T 'Street Life' (Prod. By Pharrell)
    Kelly Rowland taps into her bad girl side and walks on the wrong side of the tracks with Pusha T on "Street Life." The Pharrell-produced cut can be found on her upcoming album, Talk A Good Game. Kelly will also release her new project on June 18. Move over Yeezy!
    June 11, 2013 - Vibe Magazine
  • Skateboarder beaten with cattle prod
    Two men used a cattle prod to beat and rob a 24-year-old Santa Fe man skateboarding in the 100 block of Siringo Road at about 4 p.m. Thursday.
    June 7, 2013 - Santa Fe New Mexican

  • Morgan Tsvangirai in International Herald Tribune
    Writing in The Guardian, however, Tsvangirai, again took issue with Mbeki's mediation, saying "it sought to massage a defeated dictator rather than show him the door and prod him towards it."
  • Gary Bettman in
    We need to constantly poke and prod and be vigilant, but we need not be revolutionary,Bettman said. "We need not be impatient. We need to see how it evolves and how it all settles in."
  • Dalton McGuinty in
    We have some time and we'll do whatever we can to : prod, provoke, cajole, encourage - whatever we might - to get the federal government to come to the table,McGuinty said.

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