Textual thesaurus for "prod"

(noun) goad

a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

(noun) urging, spur, spurring, prodding, goad, goading

a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

(verb) stab, poke, dig, jab

poke or thrust abruptly

he jabbed his finger into her ribs

(verb) incite, egg on

urge on; cause to act

The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window

(verb) poke at, nudge

to push against gently

She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant