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[ verb ] 戳；杵；捅
He prodded at his breakfast with a fork.
[ verb ] 催促；督促；鼓动
She finally prodded him into action.
[ noun ] 戳；杵；捅
She gave him a sharp prod with her umbrella.
[ noun ] 催促；鼓励；提醒
If they haven't replied by next week, you'll have to call them and give them a prod .