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Verb: goad  gowd
  1. Give heart or courage to
    - spur
     
  2. Urge with or as if with a goad
     
  3. Stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
    - prick
     
  4. Goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
    "He goaded her with his sarcastic remarks";
    - needle
Noun: goad  gowd
  1. A pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    - prod
     
  2. Anything that inspires, motivates or drives you to do something
    - goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring

Derived forms: goads, goaded, goading

Type of: beset, chevvy [non-standard], chevy, chivvy, chivy, device, egg, egg on, encourage, encouragement, harass, harry, hassle, incite, jab, molest, plague, prod, provoke, stab

Encyclopedia: Goad