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

 

goad

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they goad
BrE BrE//ɡəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊd//
 
he / she / it goads
BrE BrE//ɡəʊdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊdz//
 
past simple goaded
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊdɪd//
 
past participle goaded
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊdɪd//
 
-ing form goading
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊdɪŋ//
 
Describing annoying traits
 
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to keep irritating or annoying somebody/something until they react goad somebody/something Goaded beyond endurance, she turned on him and hit out. goad somebody/something into something/into doing something He finally goaded her into answering his question. See related entries: Describing annoying traits Word Origin Old English gād, of Germanic origin.Extra examples He goaded her into saying more than she intended. His uncompromising style goads the reader into political action. She didn’t answer him or try to goad him any further. She felt a needle of annoyance goading her to retaliate. The coach never stops shouting and goading the youngsters. Phrasal Verbsgoad somebodyon
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