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Definition of prod noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of pushing someone with your finger or with a pointed object synonym dig She gave him a sharp prod with her umbrella.
  2. 2(informal) an act of encouraging someone or of reminding someone to do something If they haven't replied by next week, you'll have to call them and give them a prod.
  3. 3an instrument like a stick that is used for prodding animals
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: prod

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