HyperDic: prod

English > 5 senses of the word prod:
VERBcontactprod, nudge, poke atto push against gently
contactprod, incite, egg onurge on
contactprod, jab, stab, poke, digpoke or thrust abruptly
NOUNcommunicationprod, goad, goading, prodding, urging, spur, spurringa verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
artifactprod, goada pointed instrument that is used to prod / prod into a state of motion
prod > pronunciation
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Rhymesarthropod ... wad: 38 rhymes with aad...
English > prod: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA verbalization that encourages you to attempt something.
Example"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
Synonymsgoad, goading, prodding, urging, spur, spurring
BroaderencouragementThe expression of approval and support
Spanishacicate, aguijoneo, aguijón, empujón, espuela, estímulo, exhorto, incentivo, incitación
Catalanagulló, empenta, esperó, estímul, fible, fibló, incentiu
Verbsprodurge on
English > prod: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA pointed instrument that is used to prod / prod into a state of motion.
Synonymgoad
NarrowerankusAn elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook
spur, gadA sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishacuciar, aguijonear, aguijón
Verbsprodpoke or thrust abruptly
prodto push against gently
English > prod: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo push against gently.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsnudge, poke at
Narrowerelbowshove one's elbow into another person's ribs
jogGive a slight push to
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Spanishaguijonear, codear, dar un codazo, golpear suavemente
Catalandonar colzades
Nounsproda pointed instrument that is used to prod / prod into a state of motion
English > prod: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningurge on; cause to act.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey prod him to write the letter
Synonymsincite, egg on
Narrowergoadurge with or as if with a goad
gooseprod into action
halloourge on with shouts
Spanishincitar
Catalanincitar
Nounsprod, proddinga verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
English > prod: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningpoke or thrust abruptly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsjab, stab, poke, dig
BroaderthrustPush forcefully
Spanishaguijonear, apuñalar, atropellar, golpear, hincar, picar, pinchar
Catalanpicar, punxar
Nounsproda pointed instrument that is used to prod / prod into a state of motion

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