Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prod

2 senses of prod

Sense 1
goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring -- (a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves")
       => encouragement -- (the expression of approval and support)

Sense 2
prod, goad -- (a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prod

3 senses of prod

Sense 1
nudge, poke at, prod -- (to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 2
prod, incite, egg on -- (urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window")

Sense 3
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig -- (poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

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