When Kroft nudged her about reading the tea leaves, Clinton looked around the room and said there was only water there.
The development of the "responsibility to protect" doctrine in recent times may have nudged the scales a bit further.
She paused at one point due to the pain, and handler Red Eldridge nudged her to keep moving.
He nudged with a foot at a busted-out bucket, moving easier now, down the slope—more old gear in the grass.
Then my husband nudged me, Corby Kummer nudged me, everybody nudged me.
Sennacherib, who sat near Reuben in the music-gallery, nudged him with his elbow.
Loki nudged him and pressed his foot, but he did not heed Loki.
He nudged his colleague and drew his attention to the object that had attracted him.
The stranger, following up the stairs with Mayo, nudged his companion.
Barlasch nudged Lisa, indicated his own mouth, and pushed her towards the kitchen.
"to push slightly with the elbow," 1670s, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Norwegian nugge, nyggje "to jostle, rub;" Icelandic nugga "to rub, massage"). Related: Nudged; nudging.
"complainer, nagger," 1960s, from Yiddish, from Slavic words meaning "fret, ache," realted to the root of nudnik (q.v.).
"a slight push," 1836, from nudge (v.).
A chronic nagger, kibitzer, or complainer: He's not a writer, he's a nudge/not as an assassin, but as a nudge and a nerd (1960s+) v: Usually he comes up to nudgy me while I'm writing/and oh nudjh, could he nudjh!
[fr Yiddish fr Slavic ''fret, dully ache''; perhaps influenced by English nudge]