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Definition of pred

"pred" is probably misspelled. Trying prod instead Definition of prod

1. prod [ v ] urge on; cause to act
Examples: "They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

Used in print:

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

There are hordes of nubile young_women there who , prodded by their impatient mothers , are determined to marry .

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

She was going to keep_on scheming , poking , prodding , suggesting , and dictating until the cops got_up enough interest in him to go back to their old neighborhood and ask questions .

Synonyms prod egg_on incite Related Terms goad halloo goad incitement

2. prod [ v ] to push against gently
Examples: "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Mantle , it 's apparent , resented Casey_Stengel 's attempts to push and prod him into the perfection the veteran manager saw as a thrilling possibility .

Synonyms nudge prod poke_at Related Terms push elbow jog

3. prod [ n ] a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
Examples: "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

Synonyms spur urging prodding goading prod spurring goad Related Terms encouragement spur spur goad nettle

4. prod [ v ] poke or thrust abruptly
Examples: "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

Synonyms poke jab dig stab prod Related Terms thrust poke_into dig

5. prod [ n ] a pointed instrument used to prod into motion

Synonyms goad prod Related Terms device spur nudge goad

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