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give (someone) a nudge

To give someone a mild or gentle reminder, directive, or word of encouragement. If your friends haven't already donated to our charity, give them a nudge this year to help in the fight against poverty. John is a good student, but sometimes I need to give him a little nudge to do his homework.
See also: give, nudge

nudge nudge (wink wink)

spoken A phrase spoken after a statement which emphasizes or points out a euphemistic underlying meaning or innuendo. To be honest, we didn't see many sights on our vacation. We spent most of the time in bed, though there wasn't much sleeping, nudge nudge, wink wink!
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wink wink (nudge nudge)

spoken A phrase spoken after a statement which emphasizes or points out a euphemistic underlying meaning or innuendo. To be honest, we didn't see many sights on our vacation. We spent most of the time in bed, though there wasn't much sleeping, wink wink, nudge nudge!
See also: wink

nudge (someone) into (doing) (something)

To gently coax, persuade, or convince someone into some situation or to do something. I had never really intended to get married, but my girlfriend really wanted to and eventually nudged me into the decision. You have to nudge people into making changes in their lifestyle; they really don't like being pressured or guilted into it.
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nudge (someone or something) (somewhere)

To gently push someone or something into a place, area, or position. I could tell John was nervous about being at a party with people he didn't know, so I nudged him into the room. Would you mind nudging the table out of the way a little?
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nudge someone or something aside

to push or bump someone or something out of the way. We nudged the old man aside and went on ahead. She nudged aside the cat to make room on the sofa.
See also: aside, nudge

nudge

and noodge (nʊdʒ)
1. n. someone who nags. Sally can be such a nudge!
2. in. to nag. Don’t noodge all the time.
3. tv. to nag someone. Stop nudging me about that.
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Judges are also impartial, at least theoretically, which lends them an aura of credibility as nudgers, compared to, say, attorneys.
If there is value in relating to nature (or other people, for that matter) in more direct, non-mediated ways, then nudgers should recognize that devices that mediate our experience with nature and other human persons are not ethically neutral.
The nudgers plan to do away with old-style Blair/ Brown bossiness in favor of offering incentives, using subliminal messaging, and changing the "choice architecture" of our daffy lives to influence us toward "healthier decisions and healthier lives" Instead of using taxes to make it more expensive to drive cars, for example, the nudgers will aim to rebuild public spaces in such a way that choosing to walk or ride a bicycle becomes easier than it currently is.
The nudgers and winkers, claiming he is just a ducker and a diver, point out there's no transfer market in international management (though Jack Charlton came close to discovering one as Ireland boss).
In "Mushrooms," for example, she not only personifies the mushrooms but speaks from their point of view: "We are shelves, we are / Tables, we are meek, / We are edible, // Nudgers and shovers / In spite of ourselves.
Whose and which choices are the nudgers suppose to encourage?
And they are well complemented by former England one-day stars Andrew Strauss and Ed Joyce, who are both accomplished nudgers and nurdlers.
Pietersen's brief experience of opening includes a century against India's A team, and his ability to clear the ropes will set him apart from the nudgers and nurdlers on sluggish pitches in India and Bangladesh.
Indeed, they are the perfect one-day unit, blending youth and experience, big-hitters and nudgers and nurdlers, wily quicks and restrictive spinners.
Sometimes the nudgers and nurdlers are just as effective.