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prod

prod

 
pronunciation:
prad
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: prodded, prodding, prods
definition 1: to poke with, or as though with, a pointed rod or instrument.
The cowhand prodded the cattle to move them along.
synonyms:
jab, poke, stick
similar words:
dig, drive, needle, prick, probe, propel, push, shove
definition 2: to move or incite to action as though by poking.
The reporter prodded the governor to answer.
synonyms:
incite, prompt
similar words:
arouse, egg on, excite, hound, needle, provoke, push, rouse, spur, stimulate, stir, urge
 
part of speech: noun
definition: any pointed instrument used for prodding.
synonyms:
poker
similar words:
spur, stick
derivation: prodder (n.)