- 1[transitive, intransitive] to push someone or something with your finger or with a pointed object synonym poke prod somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) She prodded him in the ribs to wake him up. prod at somebody/something He prodded at his breakfast with a fork.
- 2[transitive] prod somebody (into something/into doing something) to try to make someone do something, especially when they are unwilling She finally prodded him into action.
NAmE//prɑd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prod
he / she / it prods
past simple prodded
-ing form prodding