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Noun: prodding  pró-ding
  1. Anything that inspires, motivates or drives you to do something
    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves";
    - goad, goading, prod, urging, spur, spurring
Verb: prod (prodded,prodding)  pród
  1. To push against gently
    "She prodded my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant";
    - nudge, poke at
  2. Urge on; cause to act
    - incite, egg on, egg
  3. Push suddenly or strongly with a finger or something pointed
    "he prodded his finger into her ribs";
    - jab, stab, poke, dig

Derived forms: proddings

Type of: encouragement, force, push, thrust

Encyclopedia: Prod