Definition Of goad


a spiked stick used for driving cattle.

The Ripon report suggests widespread use of sticks and electric goads , and says that some animals had to be dragged into and out of trucks and lorries.

drive or urge (an animal) on with a goad.

provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction.

he goaded her on to more daring revelations

Example Of goad

  • After a certain point, I'd give up, at which point Ed would goad me into another confrontation where he would do the same thing.

  • Ankusha, the goad held in Lord Ganesha's right hand is used to remove obstacles from dharma's path.

  • Assimilation properly channeled and exploited can thus become a kind of blessing, for assimilation bears within it a certain seminal power which serves as a challenge and a goad to renewed creativity.

  • At one stage I thought she was deliberately trying to goad him into walking out - but somehow it didn't seem like it was enough.

  • Below him stands the image of Salim Kumar, the mahout, with his trademark grin and the elephant goad .

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