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goad someone into something

to urge or coerce someone into doing something. Don't try to goad me into it. I just won't do it! We goaded Mary into going with us.
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goad someone on

to urge someone onward, possibly with jeers or challenges; to urge someone to continue. (Usually in this order.) The cheering crowd goaded the team on to victory. I goaded Jed on to taking the risk.
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goad into

v.
To induce someone to do something through prodding or threat of embarrassment: I didn't want to steal the candy bar, but the other kids goaded me into it.
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goad on

v.
1. To make someone or something move by prodding or poking: The farmer goaded the cattle on.
2. To urge someone to continue something through prodding or threat of embarrassment: I didn't want to sing any more, but the crowd goaded me on.
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CROWDED OUT Police and stewards try to restrain fans, Boaz Myhill is goaded and Scott Sinclair needs an escort to leave the pitch
A GUEST on The Jeremy Kyle Show claimed he was goaded by staff before he punched his niece's ex-boyfriend during filming.
The defendant was found to have propagated "Tibet independence" ideas for several times among the public and goaded people to stage an illegal demonstration, with himself taking the lead to chant "Tibet independence" slogans.
Chris Hodgson, 20, said he had been goaded by Steven McIntyre at their home in Stanley, County Durham, on the night of the attack.
A MAN hit his wife in the face three times during a drunken row after she had goaded him about her affair, a court heard.
AN ASTON Villa thug who goaded Blues fans during crowd clashes after a derby has been jailed for eight months.
She denied claims by Moat's uncle, Charlie Alexander, that she had goaded him into a murderous rage.
She also said Moat would slap her "every other day" and once punched her in the back and she denied claims by Moat's uncle, Charlie Alexander, that she had goaded him into a murderous rage.
An Iranian plane crashed during a military show as Ahmadinejad goaded Israel and the US, warning that Iran can cut off your hands" if attacked.
Richard Bloomfield, defending said: "Cameron accepts he goaded his brother into stabbing him.
Robert Price, 23, said he was goaded into fighting with rugby player Jamie Fry following a dispute in Porthcawl's Apollo nightclub two months ago.
KILLER dogs were goaded by their thug owners into slaughtering a family cat, a mum claimed yesterday.
His words had none of the anger, the gall or the conviction that Joe Namath did when he was goaded into dropping his famed Super Bowl bombshell 30 years ago.
But first it took a dare from a friend who goaded Mikesell into entering the county fair's cooking contest.
In that explosive Istanbul tie Alpay sparked a national outcry when he goaded England skipper David Beckham after his first-half penalty miss and again at half-time.