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Definition 1: a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for prod in the sense of this definition

(prod is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of prod ) an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook

(... is a kind of prod ) a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

"cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"

Definition 2: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where prod or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

Synonyms for prod in the sense of this definition

(prod is a kind of ...) the expression of approval and support

Definition 3: urge on; cause to act - [verb of contact]

Samples where prod or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window

Synonyms for prod in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of prod ) prod into action

(... is a kind of prod ) urge on with shouts

"halloo the dogs in a hunt"

(... is a kind of prod ) urge with or as if with a goad

Definition 4: poke or thrust abruptly - [verb of contact]

Samples where prod or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he jabbed his finger into her ribs

Synonyms for prod in the sense of this definition

(prod is a kind of ...) push forcefully

"He thrust his chin forward"

Definition 5: to push against gently - [verb of contact]

Samples where prod or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

Synonyms for prod in the sense of this definition

(prod is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

(... is a kind of prod ) give a slight push to

(... is a kind of prod ) shove one's elbow into another person's ribs

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