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goad
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
to a human:  to provoke or encourage someone to do something — usually something bad and often provoking in an annoying manner

to an animal:  to prod with a pointed stick to make it move
  • It was sheer frenzy of this sort which made him throw his hands up into the air when his father, at their last interview, was goading him on to propose to Miss Turner.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (54% in)

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