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goad


I - noun
1. a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion (Freq. 1)
Syn:
prod
Derivationally related forms:
prod (for: prod)
Hypernyms:
device
Hyponyms:
ankus, spur, gad
2. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
- the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
Syn:
goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring
Derivationally related forms:
spur (for: spurring), spur (for: spur), urge (for: urging), prod (for: prodding), prod (for: prod), goad (for: goading)
Hypernyms:
encouragement

II - verb
1. give heart or courage to (Freq. 1)
Syn:
spur
Derivationally related forms:
spur (for: spur)
Hypernyms:
encourage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
2. urge with or as if with a goad (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms:
goading
Hypernyms:
prod, incite, egg on
Hyponyms:
spur
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
Syn:
prick
Hypernyms:
stab, jab
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
4. goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
- He needled her with his sarcastic remarks
Syn:
needle
Derivationally related forms:
goading
Hypernyms:
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy,
chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody

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