goad


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Goad \Goad\, n. [AS. g[=a]d; perh. akin to AS. g[=a]r a dart,
   and E. gore. See Gore, v. t.]
   A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any
   necessity that urges or stimulates.
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         The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Goad \Goad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Goading.]
   To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to
   rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming;
   to stimulate.
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         That temptation that doth goad us on.    --Shak.

   Syn: To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite;
        instigate.
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