I worry that these forces are nudging our kids towards behaviors that could adversely impact them down the road.
So nudging those numbers just a fraction of a percent could make you billions—and seriously rip off the rest of us.
So have you become the new Loretta Young as you are nudging your mid-40s?
Yet, far from nudging Rajapaksa toward greater accountability, their presence in Sri Lanka is likely only to abet his rise.
Hillary just gave Barack a boost, nudging Israel to halt West Bank settlements.
Some in the group espied my approach, and there was a nudging of elbows.
At this there was some pushing and nudging and indulgent whispering.
Just as Uncle Denny started upon the platform, a tall lank farmer whom the man next him had been nudging violently, rose.
"Morrisson, your honour," said a ragged ruffian, nudging me by the elbow.
Ever since the old judge left us I have been feeling as if he were standing at my elbow and nudging me not to forget.
"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]