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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

Full Definition of prod

prod·dedprod·ding

  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

prod·der noun

Examples of prod

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

  2. She was prodded into joining the team.



Origin of prod

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1535

Rhymes with prod


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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

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

  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 of prod

by shortening & alteration


First Known Use: 1942



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