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Definitions of goad:
  • noun:   a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  • noun:   a pointed instrument used to prod into motion
  • verb:   prod or urge as if with a log stick
  • verb:   urge with or as if with a goad
  • verb:   goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
  • verb:   give heart or courage to
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3449)

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