prod

  • 1 prod — prod·der; prod·dle; prod·e·li·sion; prod·i·gal·i·ty; prod·i·gal·ize; prod·i·gal·ly; prod·i·gus; prod·i·gy; prod·i·to·ri·ous; prod·ro·ma; prod·ro·mal; prod·ro·mus; prod; prod·i·gal; …

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  • 2 Prod — Prod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prodded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prodding}.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 prod|i|gy — «PROD uh jee», noun, plural gies. 1. a marvel; wonder; surprise. A child prodigy is a child remarkably brilliant in some respect. 2. a marvelous example: »The warriors performed prodigies of valor. Samson performed prodigies of strength. 3. a… …

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  • 4 Prod — Prod, n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.] [1913 Webster] 1. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A prick or stab which a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Prod — can refer to: *Cattle prod, a device (often electric) used to goad livestock into moving *An offensive term common to Ireland referring to someone of the Protestant faith …

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  • 6 prod# — prod vb 1 *poke, nudge, jog Analogous words: prick, punch, bore (see PERFORATE): goad, spur (see corresponding nouns at MOTIVE): pierce, penetrate (see ENTER) 2 *urge, egg, exhort, goad, spur, prick, sic Analogous words: *incite, instigate:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 prod — [v1] poke at crowd, dig, drive, elbow, goose, jab, jog, nudge, press, prick, punch, push, shove; concept 208 prod [v2] urge, incite crowd*, egg on*, excite, exhort, goad, goose*, impel, instigate, jog memory, motivate, move, pique, prick, prompt …

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  • 8 prod — ► VERB (prodded, prodding) 1) poke with a finger or pointed object. 2) stimulate or persuade to do something. ► NOUN 1) a poke. 2) a stimulus or reminder. 3) a pointed implement, typically used as a …

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  • 9 Prod — /prod/, n. Chiefly Ulster Slang (often disparaging and offensive). a Protestant, esp. an Anglo Irish Protestant. [by shortening; d prob. reflects the voicing or flap characteristic of some Ulster accents] * * * …

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  • 10 prod — index coax, coerce, constrain (compel), impel, jostle (bump into), press (goad) …

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  • 11 prod — (v.) 1530s, to poke with a stick, possibly a variant of brod, from M.E. brodden to goad, from O.N. broddr shaft, spike (see BRAD (Cf. brad)), or perhaps onomatopoeic. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. Related: Prodded; prodding. The noun is …

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  • 12 Prod — (also Proddie, Proddy) ► NOUN informal, offensive ▪ (especially in Ireland) a Protestant. ORIGIN abbreviation representing a pronunciation …

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  • 13 prod — prod1 [präd] vt. prodded, prodding [< ?] 1. to jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad 2. to urge or stir into action n. 1. the act of prodding; jab, poke, thrust, etc. 2. something that prods; specif., a rod or pointed stick used in …

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  • 14 prod. — 1. produce. 2. produced. 3. producer. 4. product. 5. production. * * * prod «prod», verb, prod|ded, prod|ding …

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  • 15 prod — I UK [prɒd] / US [prɑd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms prod : present tense I/you/we/they prod he/she/it prods present participle prodding past tense prodded past participle prodded 1) to push someone or something quickly with your… …

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  • 16 prod — prod1 [prɔd US pra:d] v past tense and past participle prodded present participle prodding [I and T] 1.) to quickly push something or someone with your finger or a pointed object = ↑poke ▪ Don t go to sleep, she said, prodding me in the ribs.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prod — prod1 [ prad ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to push someone or something quickly with your finger, or with an object that has a long thin end: She prodded him in the back with her umbrella. 2. ) to persuade or encourage someone to do… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 prod — [[t]prɒ̱d[/t]] prods, prodding, prodded 1) VERB If you prod someone or something, you give them a quick push with your finger or with a pointed object. [V n with n] He prodded Murray with the shotgun... [V n] Prod the windowsills to check for… …

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  • 19 prod — 1 verb prodded, prodding (I, T) 1 to push or press something with your finger or a pointed object; poke 1 (1): She prodded me sharply in the ribs. (+ at): Theo prodded at the dead snake. 2 to strongly encourage someone to do something: She s not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 prod — [[t]prɒd[/t]] v. prod•ded, prod•ding, n. 1) to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed 2) to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad 3) the act of prodding; a poke or jab 4) any of various pointed instruments, as an electrified rod,… …

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