1. [syn: goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prod \Prod\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prodded; p. pr. & vb. n.
To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with
something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to
prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a
student. --H. Taylor.
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,