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  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurringnoun

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

    Synonyms:
    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, gad, importunity, urgency, urging, goad, acantha, spine, branch line, spur

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  1. Derek Scissors:

    Both sides might need some prodding, but we've had a very clear opportunity for one side or the other ... to say this isn't going to work ... and neither side did.

  2. Amanda Rodriguez:

    I began to feel uncomfortable being naked in front of them because of the questions and the poking and prodding and search for Mommy's 'inside penis' -- that's what they thought a vagina was, i don't think it makes them terrible people or scars them for life if they stumble into the bathroom while I'm going, but it's easily avoidable awkwardness none of us really needs to experience on a daily basis.

  3. Richard Roberts:

    Maybe the U.S. government just needs prodding.

  4. Robert Saleh:

    Obviously there’s a million different ways to do things, we feel great about where we are in regards to the [ Combine ]. Really felt for us it’s just a more efficient way to utilize our time. As you guys know, at the [ Combine ] there’s a lot of medical checks, there’s a lot of testing, there’s a lot of poking and prodding of the players, so there’s a ton of downtime.


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