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Definition of prod verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prod
    he / she / it prods
    past simple prodded
    -ing form prodding
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  1. 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. 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.
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