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  1. goad
  2. verb

    • 1. provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction:

      he goaded her on to more daring revelations
    • 2. drive or urge (an animal) on with a goad:

      the cowboys goaded their cattle across the meadows


  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: goad, 3rd person present: goads, gerund or present participle: goading, past tense: goaded, past participle: goaded

    • verb

      provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction:

      drive (an animal) with a spiked stick:

    • noun

      a spiked stick used for driving cattle.

      a thing that stimulates someone into action:

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