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Giving Jean, who was beside him, a nudge with his elbow, he asked what they were to do there.

At a nudge from his captors, Dr. Bird took his place in the craft.

I nudge Wurpz and Zahooli as the Neofeuhrer goes over to converse with his crew.

John Splendid, at my side, gave me with his knee the least nudge on the leg next him.

Olimpia needed no nudge from the Captain to tell her who this noble rider might be.

They could giggle, and nudge and comment like girls together, and did.

That second nudge from the other side must be Togi's bid for attention.

Then comes the giggles, and business with the elbows of passin' the nudge along.

Then he gives me a nudge, juggles his deflectors, and down we shoots.

But we're no sooner out of the office than I gives him the nudge.

WORD ORIGIN

"to push slightly with the elbow," 1670s, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian nugge, nyggje "to jostle, rub;" Icelandic nugga "to rub, massage"). Related: Nudged; nudging.

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