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prod

play
verb \ˈpräd\

Simple Definition of prod

  • : to push someone or something with your finger or a pointed object

  • : to persuade or try to persuade (someone) to do something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prod

prodded

prodding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to thrust a pointed instrument into :  prick b :  to incite to action :  stir

  3. 2 :  to poke or stir as if with a prod

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to urge someone on

prodder

noun

Examples of prod in a sentence

  1. She prodded him in the ribs to get his attention.

  2. She was prodded into joining the team.



Origin and Etymology of prod

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1535


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prod

noun

Simple Definition of prod

  • : the act of pushing someone or something with your finger or a pointed object

  • : something (such as a long stick) that is used to prod an animal

  • : something said or done to encourage or remind someone to do something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prod

  1. 1 :  a pointed instrument used to prod

  2. 2 :  an incitement to act <needed a few prods to remember her lines>

Examples of prod in a sentence

  1. She gave him a sharp prod in the back.

  2. He picked up a stick and used it as a prod to get the donkey moving.

  3. He needed a few prods to remember his lines.

  4. She called me and gave me a prod about finishing the report.



Circa 1787

First Known Use of prod

circa 1787


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prod

abbreviation

Definition of prod




Prod

play
noun \ˈpräd\

Definition of Prod

chiefly Irish often disparaging

  1. :  Protestant 1b



Origin and Etymology of prod

by shortening & alteration


First Known Use: 1942


PROD Defined for Kids

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prod

play
verb \ˈpräd\

Definition of prod for Students

prodded

prodding

  1. 1 :  to poke with something <He prodded the dog with his foot.>

  2. 2 :  to stir or encourage a person or animal to action <She was prodded into joining the team.>




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prod

play
noun

Definition of prod for Students

  1. 1 :  something used for stirring an animal to action <a cattle prod>

  2. 2 :  an act of poking

  3. 3 :  a sharp urging or reminder





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