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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prod /ˈprɑd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prod n.
 1. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.
 2. A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.
 3. A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prodded p. pr. & vb. n. Prodding.] To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
           "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
            goading, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]
      2: a pointed instrument used to prod into motion [syn: goad]
      v 1: to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw
           her friend enter the restaurant" [syn: nudge, poke at]
      2: urge on; cause to act; "They other children egged the boy
         on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the
         window" [syn: incite, egg on]
      3: poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her
         ribs" [syn: jab, stab, poke, dig]
      [also: prodding, prodded]