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nudge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of nudge

  1. 1 to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing accidentally nudged me as they squeezed past Synonyms of nudge graze, kiss, brush, shave, skimWords Related to nudge bump, contact, scrape, sideswipe, strike, sweep, swipe, touch; bounce, carom, glance, rebound, ricochet, skip; caress, cuddle, fondle, love, pat, pet, stroke; miss, skirtNear Antonyms of nudge bang, bash, bump, clash, collide, crash, hit, impact, impinge, knock, punch, ram, slam, slap, smack, smash, swipe, thud, thwack, whack

  2. 2 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action the car salesman nudged me into taking a test-drive, even though I had said that I was just looking Synonyms of nudge egg (on), encourage, exhort, goad, urge, press, prod, promptWords Related to nudge drive, propel, spur, stimulate; hurry, hustle, push, rush; adjure, beseech, implore, importune; blandish, cajole, coax, soft-soap, wheedle; high-pressure, nag, needle, pressure; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir (up)Near Antonyms of nudge deter, discourage, dissuade; brake, check, constrain, curb, hold back, inhibit, restrain



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