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What Does Goad Mean?

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Goad is a word that describes a phenomenon in which you are irritating or annoying somebody constantly and do not stop the act until the person reacts. The word can be used as a noun and as verb as well and often conjugated with 'into doing something'. The following context can help you understand the concept quite well: He goaded her beyond endurance and which is why her reaction is so harsh.

The word can be used in phrasal verbs also and there it should be used in conjugation with 'on'. The meaning it conveys is to encourage somebody to do something or go for something. The following context can better describe the phrasal verb: The shrieking crowd goaded the boxers to go for the kill.

Sometimes the word is also used for a kind of stick that is used to make cows move forward.

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