- 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.
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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
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