|1.||[ verb ] urge with or as if with a goad|
|Related terms:||prod spur|
|2.||[ verb ] give heart or courage to|
|3.||[ noun ] a pointed instrument used to prod into motion|
|Related terms:||device spur nudge|
|4.||[ verb ] prod or urge as if with a log stick|
|Related terms:||stab prod|
|5.||[ verb ] goad or provoke,as by constant criticism|
"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3449|
|7.||[ noun ] a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something|
|Synonyms:||spur urging prod prodding spurring goading|
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
|Related terms:||encouragement prod spur spur nettle|