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Definition of goad noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    goad

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    noun
    NAmE//ɡoʊd//
     
     
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  1. 1a pointed stick used for making cows, etc. move forward
  2. 2something that makes someone do something, usually by annoying them The offer of economic help is intended to act as a goad to political reform.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: goad

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