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verb as in bump, elbow

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Marketing to them is a matter of conviction, giving the last nudge that leads them to make a purchase decision in your favor.

This synchronization arises through subtle gravitational nudges from Neptune, which would have stopped those KBOs from forming in the first place.

His gentle nudge inspired me to embark on an entirely new adventure.

Within Outlook, I get suggestions, or nudges, to carve out time for focus.

From Fortune

These “behavioral nudges” resulted in nearly 31,000 fewer arrest warrants from August 2016 to September 2019 than there would have been otherwise, the researchers estimate.

I worry that these forces are nudging our kids towards behaviors that could adversely impact them down the road.

Yet, far from nudging Rajapaksa toward greater accountability, their presence in Sri Lanka is likely only to abet his rise.

It needs to change because Israel keeps nudging the U.S. closer to war.

So nudging those numbers just a fraction of a percent could make you billions—and seriously rip off the rest of us.

Hillary just gave Barack a boost, nudging Israel to halt West Bank settlements.

"You stop, Joe," whispered Moll angrily, nudging her husband with her elbow.

"The fellow is asking for something for the ostler," said M'Caskey, nudging Skeffy with his elbow as he spoke.

The city is strong in contrast from every aspect, modernity nudging and crowding antiquity.

Hank kept nudging me, trying to get me to go with him, but I wouldn't do it, so after a while he began.

"He's still worrying about that butcher knife of his," whispered Jerry, nudging Frank as he spoke.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nudging, such as: poke, tap, shove, dig, punch, and touch.

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