nudge verb \ˈnəj\
: to touch or push (someone or something) gently
: to push (someone) gently with your elbow in order to get that person's attention
: to encourage (someone) to do something
: to touch or push gently; especially : to seek the attention of by a push of the elbow
: to prod lightly : urge into action
: approach <its circulation is nudging the four million mark — Bennett Cerf>
: to give a nudge
— nudge noun
— nudg·er noun
Examples of NUDGE
- I nudged the plate closer to him.
- The guard nudged the prisoner forward.
- The dog nudged the ball with his nose.
- He nudged me and pointed to the deer.
- The salesman nudged her into testing out the car.
- Album sales are nudging the one million mark.
- The price of gold has nudged a little higher.
Origin of NUDGE
First Known Use: 1675
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