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Physical contactPlay
Using 'prod' suggests that someone is being physically touched, which could be invasive or annoying. SlideHe prodded my shoulder to get my attention.
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Literal actionPlay
'Prod' is often used to describe a specific, deliberate poking action, rather than an accidental one. SlideThe child prodded the balloon with a stick.
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Figurative usePlay
Sometimes 'prod' can be used figuratively to suggest inciting an emotion or reaction. SlideHer comments prodded his anger.