verb (used with object)
Origin of goad
Related formsgoad·like, adjectiveun·goad·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for goad
Maybe the public display of pro-Gaddafi sentiments acts as a goad for the killings.Libya Is Still Riven by Violence as Loyalists and Rebels Alike Keep Killing|Jamie Dettmer|July 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Social and cultural insecurity has also served as a goad to Mormon productivity and achievement.
He knew how to improvise, how to lead a fellow actor into a state of mind, how to goad them into their best performances.
All this shows clearly enough what pressure he means to put upon Prussia—that is to say, how much he intends to gall and goad her.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey
Frederick ordered wine and continued to goad his mind into activity.Atlantis|Gerhart Hauptmann
Then they showed him the ox's goad wherewith Shamgar slew six hundred men.The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan|John Bunyan
His character was tried besides, not only with the bait of covetousness, but with the goad of fear.The Confessions of Saint Augustine|Saint Augustine
One of the names that it has borne in English is goad; but most of our rods would be extravagantly long goads.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland