Goad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
That temptation that doth goad us on. --Shak.
Syn: -- To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate.
n : a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]