Definition of goad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    goad

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊd//
     
     
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  1. 1a pointed stick used for making cows, etc. move forwards
  2. 2something that makes somebody do something, usually by annoying them The offer of economic help is intended to act as a goad to political reform.
  3. Word Origin Old English gād, of Germanic origin.
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