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verb as in poke at

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But, as the people of Irving are now discovering, all of this poking and prodding is not without potential consequences.

Yeonmi remembers one of the officials prodding her stomach with a gun.

“I have chosen a ‘middle-ground’ method of moderation, a sort of behind-the-scenes prodding,” he wrote in a posting.

Casablancas speaks in a drowsy mumble and occasionally needs prodding, but once you do, becomes surprisingly engaged.

Marianne Stewart of Cedar Falls needed repeated prodding to recall that she had caucused for Santorum.

In the brightening dawn Richard saw the pursuer prodding with a cimeter-point to add to the spur sting.

Something had come right down into his hole and was prodding him.

He saw the fields and heard the sharp cries of the coaches prodding on the players.

Noticing Tharn was awake, the man lowered the spear point with which he had been prodding the captive.

He held it away from Mayo's eager reach and investigated still more with prodding fingers.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prodding, such as: press, nudge, prick, crowd, shove, and dig.

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