prod [prod] /prɒd/ Show IPA verb, prodded, prodding, noun
verb (used with object)
to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed:
I prodded him with my elbow.
to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad.
the act of prodding; a poke or jab.
any of various pointed instruments used as a goad, especially an electrified rod that administers a mild shock:
a cattle prod.
1525–35; origin uncertain
2. impel, stir, prompt, excite.