Antonyms for prodding

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I was prodding for my food into a camp-kettle when they were howling for their pap.

By this time Judson had pinned him in a corner, and was prodding him with the half-butt.

All they needed was prodding to translate that willingness into law.

The peasants walked by the oxen, prodding them with short sticks.

I knew he had an out; I was just prodding him into springing it.

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

"Smoother and harder," he replied, prodding his ribs with his fingers.

Its time we were dressing for dinner, said Jean, prodding her lazy companions.

Dig had been prodding Chet eagerly, and whispering in his ear.

Second Soldier (prodding First with spear): Be still, thou ass; he cometh.