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1. A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
2. An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
tr.v. goad·ed, goad·ing, goads
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.

[Middle English gode, from Old English gād.]
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Noun1.goading - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt somethinggoading - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
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References in classic literature ?
As the contestants came opposite where Bashti and Aora his prime minister stood, they redoubled their efforts, Wiwau goading enthusiastically, Tiha jumping with every thrust to the imminent danger of dropping the stones.
We arrived home again finally, after a ten-mile excursion, and the irrepressible muleteers scampered at our heels through the main street, goading the donkeys, shouting the everlasting "Sekki-yah," and singing "John Brown's Body" in ruinous English.
Clearly she saw the long wagon-train, the lean, gaunt men who walked before, the youths goading the lowing oxen that fell and were goaded to their feet to fall again.
Goading him on the ape-man finally succeeded in getting the lion sufficiently far into the tunnel so that there was no chance of his escaping other than by going forward or deliberately backing into the sharp blade at his rear.
Surrounding him on horseback, they would discharge their arrows at him in quick succession, goading him to make an attack; which, with a dexterous movement of the horse, they would easily avoid.
"I don't think there was any goading. We are a very sporting side considering every game we play is a huge pressure game and a cup final.
But the city's Crown Court heard as they waited for their meals, they were targeted by a group of youths who started "goading" them and calling them "tramps".
SHOVE AFFAIR Jose is confronted by Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci after goading fans (top left)
But "one or two" boys ignored the safety talk and continued to jump into the sea, "goading" rescue crew members at the same time.
"She was goading Jen, she kept going on and on," Mrs Smith said.
He said: "He then began goading her to assault him, handed her the cigarette and asked her to stub it out on his face.