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verb as in poke at


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God has to continually prompt and prod him, and puts his brother Aaron at his side to do most of the real leadership.

These tests prod and poke the children, creating lots of anxiety and taking away from the joy of learning.

But to prod the War on Drugs ever further into history is to make the death of children like Michael Brown ever less likely.

Those were executive action, designed to call attention to an issue, prod Congress, or achieve results.

And, of course, a rebuke to our current politics and especially our president, who seems unable to prod a bee to buzz.

No sooner had his feet hit the floor, however, than he felt the cold, stern prod of the barrel of an automatic.

She was badly needed to prod the Mexican women in their labors of making beds and sweeping rooms that were occupied twice daily.

For the time being, I'd like to loaf on you for a week or so and watch the wheels go around without my having to prod them.

It is wonderful how a mite of laudation will prod us to be more worthy.

We felt the prod of gregarious instinct, the drawing together as though for united action, the impulse toward cooperation.

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On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prod, such as: nudge, press, crowd, dig, drive, and elbow.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.