The story of aging becomes more complicated as researchers continue to poke and prod at it.
Those were executive action, designed to call attention to an issue, prod Congress, or achieve results.
But to prod the War on Drugs ever further into history is to make the death of children like Michael Brown ever less likely.
God has to continually prompt and prod him, and puts his brother Aaron at his side to do most of the real leadership.
Is it really too much to ask, to try to prod young people to connect a couple of dots?
But when Dick began to gently pinch and prod the injured member, and to ask: “Does that hurt at all?”
Then again came the prod of his instinct and the warning of past experience.
Night by night we guard our approaches and prod the tyres of oncoming motors with fixed bayonets.
But I'll kill the fust one o' yo'uns that tries to prod one o' they'uns with a bayonit.
Lay your beast alongside, Toomai, and let him prod with his tusks.
1530s, "to poke with a stick," of uncertain origin; possibly [Barnhart] a variant of brod, from Middle English brodden "to goad," from Old Norse broddr "shaft, spike" (see brad), or perhaps imitative [OED]. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. Related: Prodded; prodding.
1787, "pointed instrument used in prodding;" 1802, "act of prodding;" from prod (v.).