1. [syn: goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Goad \Goad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to
rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming;
That temptation that doth goad us on. --Shak.
Syn: To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur,