What is the meaning of prod?


  • A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something.
    • usage: "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
  • A pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion.


  • To push against gently.
    • usage: "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
  • Urge on; cause to act.
    • usage: "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
  • Poke or thrust abruptly.
    • usage: "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
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APAWordNet. (2010). prod. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/prod/definitions/1207075
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