goad

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Verb[change]

Plain form
goad

Third-person singular
goads

Past tense
goaded

Past participle
goaded

Present participle
goading

  1. If you goad someone, you annoy or bother them to get them to do something.
    My frequent questions will goad her into telling me the full story.
  2. If you goad goad an animal, you poke it with a sharp stick to make it move.

Noun[change]

Singular
goad

Plural
goads

  1. A goad is a spiked stick used to drive animals.
  2. A goad can be anything that is used to get a response from someone.
    The poor test results were a goad for him to begin working harder.