To prod is to poke or prod someone in order to get them to do something. Prodding can be done with your hands, with a stick, or with words.

  • The teacher prodded the student with her pointer to get him to answer the question.

  • The journalist prodded the politician with her question until he answered.

Definition of prodding


a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something


goad, goading, prod, spur, spurring, urging

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Example Sentences for prodding

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    He was prodded with a stick.

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    What is the reason you prod me with the stick

  • 3

    The throne prodded me in the forest.

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    I prodded myself with needle by accident.

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    The girl was surprised to be prodded by her friend.

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    I think it is wrong to prod strangers randomly.

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    I tried to avoid something that prods me.

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    It is in the lowering of the bar, the sleazy approach, the gut prodding force.

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    The man is very sensitive when someone prods him.

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    Going to prod it with a deletion stick...