prod into (doing)

prod into (doing)
   If you prod someone into doing something, you make a hesitant person do something that they are reluctant to do.

She was ideal for the job, but I had to prod her into applying for the position.

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • prod — prod1 [prɔd US pra:d] v past tense and past participle prodded present participle prodding [I and T] 1.) to quickly push something or someone with your finger or a pointed object = ↑poke ▪ Don t go to sleep, she said, prodding me in the ribs.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prod — [[t]prɒ̱d[/t]] prods, prodding, prodded 1) VERB If you prod someone or something, you give them a quick push with your finger or with a pointed object. [V n with n] He prodded Murray with the shotgun... [V n] Prod the windowsills to check for… …   English dictionary

  • prod — v. 1) (D; tr.) to prod into (to prod smb. into doing smt.) 2) (H) they kept prodding me to buy a new car * * * [prɒd] (H) they kept prodding me to buy a new car (D;tr.) to prodinto (to prodsmb. into doing smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prod — I UK [prɒd] / US [prɑd] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms prod : present tense I/you/we/they prod he/she/it prods present participle prodding past tense prodded past participle prodded 1) to push someone or something quickly with your… …   English dictionary

  • prod — prod1 [ prad ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to push someone or something quickly with your finger, or with an object that has a long thin end: She prodded him in the back with her umbrella. 2. ) to persuade or encourage someone to do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prod — 1 verb prodded, prodding (I, T) 1 to push or press something with your finger or a pointed object; poke 1 (1): She prodded me sharply in the ribs. (+ at): Theo prodded at the dead snake. 2 to strongly encourage someone to do something: She s not… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English — Resources for maintenance and collaboration Cleanup …   Wikipedia

  • List of Everybody Loves Raymond episodes — The following is an episode list for the CBS sitcom television series Everybody Loves Raymond. The series ran from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005, airing 210 episodes. Contents 1 Overview 2 Season 1: 1996–1997 3 Season 2: 1997–1998 …   Wikipedia

  • List of Gilmore Girls episodes — The following is a list of episodes of the television show Gilmore Girls, an American comedy drama series created by Amy Sherman Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The series made its debut on The WB on October 5, 2000, and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Tiny Toon Adventures episodes — Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated television series created by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. It aired for three seasons between 1990 and 1993, accounting for a total of 98 episodes and three specials. The show s… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.