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NUDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nudge mean? 

NUDGE (noun)
  The noun NUDGE has 1 sense:

1. a slight push or shake

  Familiarity information: NUDGE used as a noun is very rare.


NUDGE (verb)
  The verb NUDGE has 2 senses:

1. to push against gently
2. push into action by pestering or annoying gently

  Familiarity information: NUDGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUDGE (noun)


Sense 1nudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight push or shake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

nudge; jog

Hypernyms ("nudge" is a kind of...):

push; pushing (the act of applying force in order to move something away)


NUDGE (verb)


Sense 1nudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To push against gently

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

nudge; poke at; prod

Context example:

She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

Hypernyms (to "nudge" is one way to...):

force; push (move with force,)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "nudge"):

jog (give a slight push to)

elbow (shove one's elbow into another person's ribs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2nudge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Push into action by pestering or annoying gently

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "nudge" is one way to...):

bear on; push (press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They nudge him to write the letter


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