Meaning of goad

Definition of goad

(noun) a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
(verb) give heart or courage to
urge with or as if with a goad
stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

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