the act of pricking, prodding, driving, or inciting with or as if with a goad: After a little goading from the crowd, he grabbed another habanero pepper and ate the whole darn thing.
pricking or prodding with or as if with a goad; driving or inciting: It's precisely this unstable combination of insecurity and superiority that generates a goading need to prove oneself.
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How to use goading in a sentence
They will be on hand to essentially coach contestants along, goading their best performance(s) out of them.Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality | Aurora Snow | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, they may play important roles in goading the men to action.The Terrorist Tipping Point: What Pushed the Tsarnaev Brothers to Violence? | Christopher Dickey | April 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Which is precisely why Obama is goading the Republicans to do it.
The threats may be goading Iran to pour greater effort into its nuclear program, to rush toward creating a weapon more quickly.
You are saved from a grilling, goading, or grounding for some overtly selfish actions.
And when the realization did come it had the effect of goading them on to more furious effort.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
In spite of his reassuring words, the woman caught the full meaning of the goading sharpness in his voice.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
Trymore and Pringle, goading their horses frantically, were doing their utmost to get away from their vengeful comrades.Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
Lass went without any flicking with a switch, or mirthful goading of hard young heels that afternoon.The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
I saw through his game of getting satisfaction out of John Paul thro' goading me, and determined he should have his fill of it.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill