prod - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participleprodding
past tenseprodded
past participleprodded
  1. 1
    to push someone or something quickly with your finger, or with an object that has a long thin end

    She prodded him in the back with her umbrella.

  2. 2
    to persuade or encourage someone to do something
    prod someone into doing something:

    I had to prod Tony into taking care of the problem.

derived word


noun [uncountable]