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goad
used in The Adventures of Augie March

2 uses
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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
  • I'd ride with him in the back seat while Dingbat sat with mauled, crazy neck and a short grip on the wheel, ukelele and bathing suit on the cushion beside him; he was particularly sex-goaded when he drove, shouting, whistling, and honking after quiff, to the entertainment of his father.
    Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • He took my asking as a blow at him while he was trying to climb out of the hole of mortification, and he warded it off with a stiff arm, saying, "What do you mean?" as if he'd remember later I had tried to hit him or at least goad him.
    Chapter 10 (89% in)

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