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nudge

nudge

 
 
pronunciation:
nuhj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nudged, nudges, nudging
definition 1: to push gently or touch, esp. with the elbow and esp. so as to attract attention.
synonyms:
elbow
similar words:
jab, jog, poke, prod, push
definition 2: to approach or near.
The club's expenditures are nudging its limit.
synonyms:
approach, near
similar words:
close in on
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give a slight or gentle push.
similar words:
elbow, jab, poke, push
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part of speech: noun
definition: a slight or gentle push.
similar words:
dig, jab, jog, poke, push
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derivation: nudger (n.)