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Goad

n.1.A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
[imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.]
That temptation that doth goad us on.
- Shak.
Noun1.goad - a pointed instrument used to prod into motion
Synonyms: prod
2.goad - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
Verb1.goad - give heart or courage to
Synonyms: spur
2.goad - urge with or as if with a goad
3.goad - prod or urge as if with a log stick
Synonyms: prick
4.goad - goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
Synonyms: needle
actuate, animate, assault, bear, bear upon, boost, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, butt, butt against, cage, catalyst, coerce, compel, compulsion, corral, cram, crowd, desire, dig, drive on, drove, egg on, elbow, exhort, flog, force, forward, gad, gadfly, give an impetus, give momentum, herd, hurtle, hustle, impel, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigate, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, lash, lust, motivate, motivation, move, needle, nudge, oxgoad, passion, pile drive, poke, power, press, prick, prompt, propel, punch, punch cattle, put in motion, ram, ram down, rattle, ride herd on, round up, rowel, run, run against, set agoing, set going, set in motion, shake, shepherd, shoulder, sic, spur, stimulant, sting, stress, tamp, thrust, whip, whip on, whiplash, wrangle, zeal
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