verb (used with object)
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Origin of goad
OTHER WORDS FROM goadgoadlike, adjectiveun·goad·ed, adjective
Words nearby goad
How to use goad in a sentence
He had no choice but to take up the goad and to do what he did.Daniel Menaker, author and celebrated editor at the New Yorker and Random House, dies at 79|Harrison Smith|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Experts and politicians goad the White House on with demands for tough actions against Russia that they surely know will fail.
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
Paul, by talking up his isolationism, would goad Romney into sounding like Dick Cheney.Michael Tomasky: Why Iowa Is Mitt Romney’s Do-or-Die Moment|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 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.
Egypt is like a fair and beautiful heifer: there shall come from the north one that shall goad her.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He called to her, he rallied her; he signalled to Thyrsis to help him—to inspire her, to goad her to new endurance.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
The mahout reached down with his silver tipped goad and touched the elephant on the knee.
The mahout, fully awake to the danger, beat the old rascal mightily with his goad.
In his hand he carried a long-handled ox-whip, with a short goad in the butt of it.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts