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on the prod

old-fashioned Having an antagonistic disposition; inclined to start trouble. Primarily heard in US. Some benefit from the structure of school or employment, but Jack's always been one to be on the prod if ever he feels cooped up or trapped in some way. We saw a group of drunken students on the prod outside of the local bar, so we decided to go somewhere else for our night out.
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prod at someone or something

to poke at someone or something. The boys prodded at the prone body of the man to see if he was dead or sleeping. If you prod at the turtle, it will never come out of its shell.
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prod someone into something

to motivate someone into doing something; to provoke someone into action. Do I have to prod you into going? Can't you volunteer for once? We will prod her into getting it done on time.
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on the prod

looking for trouble. North American informal
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prod

1. n. a reminder. She gave me a little prod about the report that is due Monday.
2. tv. to remind someone (about something). Stop prodding me about these minor matters.
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The only time I have been prodded is when people use metal wire for pikes or have to remove a unit that is in the middle of a group of figures, and that is not often, as my friends and I take care when handling figures whether metal, plastic or resin.
Closer to home, the near failure of the highly leveraged hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management prodded regulators to warn banks to tighten their lending to such funds in the future, which they apparently have done.
Fish is done when it begins to flake when prodded with a fork, when the blunt end of a bamboo chopstick pressed into the top center of the fish sinks in easily, or when an instant-read thermometer registers 140 degrees F.
Roast in a preheated 450-degree F oven 12 minutes, until fish flakes when prodded with a fork.
Simmer 5 minutes, until fish just begins to flake when prodded with a fork.
But I got prodded into making my own record,'' Gurf Morlix says of his new endeavor.