goad

  • 1 Goad — Goad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Goaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Goading}.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate. [1913 Webster] That temptation that doth goad …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Goad — Goad, n. [AS. g[=a]d; perh. akin to AS. g[=a]r a dart, and E. gore. See {Gore}, v. t.] A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates. [1913 Webster] The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 goad on — ˌgoad ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they goad on he/she/it goads on present participle goading on past tense …

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  • 4 goad — n spur, incentive, inducement, *motive, spring, impulse Analogous words: impelling or impulsion, driving or drive (see corresponding verbs at MOVE): urge, lust, passion, *desire Antonyms: curb goad vb *urge, egg, exhort, spur, prod, prick, sic… …

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  • 5 goad — goad·man; goad; …

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  • 6 goad — [n] stimulus catalyst, compulsion, desire, drive, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, irritation, lash, lust, motivation, passion, pressure, prod, spur, urge, whip, zeal; concepts 20,661 Ant. deterrent, discouragement …

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  • 7 goad — ► NOUN 1) a spiked stick used for driving cattle. 2) a thing that stimulates someone into action. ► VERB 1) provoke to action. 2) urge on with a goad. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 8 goad — [gōd] n. [ME gode < OE gad, akin to Langobardic gaida, javelin < IE base * ĝhei , to throw > Sans hinvati, (he) hurls] 1. a sharp pointed stick used in driving oxen 2. any driving impulse; spur vt. to drive with or as with a goad; prod… …

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  • 9 goad — I noun catalyst, encouragement, fillip, impetus, incentive, incitement, inducement, instigation, lash, pique, pressure, prick, prod, provocation, spur, stimulant, stimulus, thorn, tickler II verb abet, agitate, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, bring… …

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  • 10 goad — (n.) O.E. gad point, spearhead, arrowhead, from P.Gmc. *gaido (Cf. Lombardic gaida spear ), from PIE *ghei (Cf. Skt. hetih missile, projectile, himsati he injures; Avestan zaena weapon; Gk. khaios shepherd s staff; O.E …

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  • 11 Goad — For other uses, see Goad (disambiguation). Egyptian goddess Neith bearing her war goddess symbols, the crossed arrows and shield on her head, the ankh and the Egyptian goad …

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  • 12 goad — [[t]go͟ʊd[/t]] goads, goading, goaded 1) VERB If you goad someone, you deliberately make them feel angry or irritated, often causing them to react by doing something. [V n into n/ ing] He wondered if the psychiatrist was trying to goad him into… …

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  • 13 goad — I UK [ɡəʊd] / US [ɡoʊd] verb [transitive] Word forms goad : present tense I/you/we/they goad he/she/it goads present participle goading past tense goaded past participle goaded to deliberately make someone feel very angry or upset so that they… …

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  • 14 goad — goad1 [ goud ] verb transitive to deliberately make someone feel very angry or upset so that they react: goad someone into doing something: She was finally goaded into losing her temper. ,goad on phrasal verb transitive goad someone on to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 Goad — Robin Goad (* 17. Januar 1970 in Newnan, Georgia) ist eine ehemalige US amerikanische Gewichtheberin. Robin Byrd, wie sie mit Geburtsnamen hieß, wuchs in Newnan, Georgia, auf, besuchte dort die High School und war sportlich gut veranlagt. Als… …

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  • 16 goad — v. 1) (D; tr.) to goad into (to goad smb. into doing smt.) 2) (H) he kept goading me to fight * * * [gəʊd] (H) he kept goading me to fight (D; tr.) to goad into (to goad smb. into doing smt.) …

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  • 17 goad — goad1 [gəud US goud] v [T] 1.) to make someone do something by annoying or encouraging them until they do it →↑provoke goad sb into (doing) sth ▪ Kathy goaded him into telling her what he had done. goad sb on ▪ They goaded him on with insults.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 goad — I. noun Etymology: Middle English gode, from Old English gād spear, goad; akin to Langobardic gaida spear, and perhaps to Sanskrit hinoti he urges on Date: before 12th century 1. a. something that pains as if by pricking ; thorn b. something that …

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  • 19 Goad —    (Heb. malmad, only in Judg. 3: 31), an instrument used by ploughmen for guiding their oxen. Shamgar slew six hundred Philistines with an ox goad. The goad is a formidable weapon. It is sometimes ten feet long, and has a sharp point. We could… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20 goad on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms goad on : present tense I/you/we/they goad on he/she/it goads on present participle goading on past tense goaded on past participle goaded on goad someone on to encourage someone to react by making them feel… …

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