prod - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a quick push with your finger, or with an object that has a long thin end

    She gave him a gentle prod in the ribs.

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  2. 2
    an act of persuading or encouraging someone to do something

    You’ll have to give him a prod or he’ll never get it finished.

  3. 3
    a long thin object used for prodding an animal