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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

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

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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References in classic literature ?
Do this, and we will sacrifice twelve heifers that have never yet known the goad, in your temple, if you will have pity upon the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans.
Wiwau prodded with the goad, and Tiha stumbled and wabbled in gymnastic efforts to make speed.
Goad on your bullocks, and never more pray to me for help, until you have done your best to help yourself, or depend upon it you will henceforth pray in vain.
prick and goad your conscience at this season, I should yet be
This had come to be the recognised and established state of things; but as John was very anxious to flourish his supremacy before the eyes of Mr Chester, he did that day exceed himself, and did so goad and chafe his son and heir, that but for Joe's having made a solemn vow to keep his hands in his pockets when they were not otherwise engaged, it is impossible to say what he might have done with them.
To achieve this deadly goal, the extremist radio show, "Strong Nation," hosted by Elliott Strong, goads the American people into action.