Pronunciation: (gōd), [key]
1. a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod.
2. anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick.
3. something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus.
to prick or drive with, or as if with, a goad; prod; incite.
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