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prod

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprodprod1 /prΙ’d $ prɑːd/ verb (prodded, prodding) [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PUSHto quickly push something or someone with your finger or a pointed object syn poke πŸ”Š β€˜Don’t go to sleep, ’ she said, prodding me in the ribs.prod at πŸ”Š Theo prodded at the dead snake.2 PERSUADEto make someone do something by persuading or reminding them that it is necessary, especially when they are lazy or unwillingprod somebody into (doing) something πŸ”Š It had prodded Ben into doing something about it. πŸ”Š The strike may prod the government into action. β€”prodding noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š He’s a bright kid, but he needs prodding.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
prodβ€’ They walked around him, prodding and pinching him.β€’ But the Senate, prodded by Hatch and Kennedy, took the proposal further.β€’ People gathered round, prodding her for news.β€’ His wife prodded him for years before he began writing his first novel.β€’ The male now carefully monitors the temperature of the mound by prodding his beak into it.β€’ In the second month of the class she began to prod the class toward the intermediate stage.β€’ LΓ©onie prodded the foam with one finger.β€’ And he will prod the party to think twice about shrinking the scope of government.β€’ The surgeon prodded the shivery flesh, searching for the tumour that must be removed.β€’ Sergeant Thompson raised his stick and prodded the soldier in the chest.β€’ So Iverson kept prodding them, pulling them, urging them to show they belong.prod ... into actionβ€’ He it was who positioned the cart, supervised his assistant, blindfolded the victims and then prodded the horse into action.
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prodprod2 noun [countable usually singular] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PUSH especially British English a quick pushing movement, using your finger or a pointed object syn poke πŸ”Š β€˜Go on, ’ he whispered, giving me a prod in the back.2 REMIND/MAKE somebody REMEMBER British English when you persuade or remind someone to do something πŸ”Š Why don’t you ring the shop and give them a prod?3 TZa pointed instrument used for pushing animals, to make them move πŸ”Š a cattle prod
Examples from the Corpus
prodβ€’ The new law will serve as a prod to make the airline industry increase their safety measures.β€’ a cattle prodβ€’ He stands up and starts threatening Paul with an imaginary cattle prod.β€’ And these, said Perdita, are the cattle prods.β€’ A gentle prod not to be scared was about all that Cosmopolitan could handle.β€’ He gave the dog a quick prod with his foot.β€’ Jerry gave me a sharp prod in the back.β€’ As such it was prod and key to personal achievement and productivity.cattle prodβ€’ I, on the other hand, had backache and climbed it as though a cattle prod were taped to my spine.β€’ She was stripped naked and beaten with a cattle prod before being thrown into a cell full of excrement.β€’ A cattle prod, that would be the thing.β€’ He stands up and starts threatening Paul with an imaginary cattle prod.β€’ And these, said Perdita, are the cattle prods.
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Verb table
prod
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprod
he, she, itprods
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprodded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave prodded
he, she, ithas prodded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad prodded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill prod
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have prodded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam prodding
he, she, itis prodding
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you, we, theyare prodding
Past
I, he, she, itwas prodding
you, we, theywere prodding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been prodding
he, she, ithas been prodding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been prodding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be prodding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been prodding
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