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goad (someone or something) on

1. To physically encourage someone or something to continue moving, as by physical prodding. I had to goad the dogs on when they tried to lie down at the end of our street.
2. To taunt, tease, or otherwise coerce someone into proceeding. My friends tried to goad me on, but I knew I'd had enough to drink for the night.
3. To coax or encourage someone into proceeding. The audience started clapping, in an attempt to goad the frightened kids on.
See also: goad, on

goad (someone) into (something)

To taunt, tease, or otherwise coerce someone into taking some action. Billy, don't let your friends goad you into doing anything stupid.
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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.
See also: goad, on

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.
See also: goad, on
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"He goaded you and you responded resulting in quite nasty injuries."
CROWDED OUT Police and stewards try to restrain fans, Boaz Myhill is goaded and Scott Sinclair needs an escort to leave the pitch
He had only goaded and gesticulated and had not thrown any missiles.
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.
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.
Greyhound dogs are similarly unappreciated, living miserable lives goaded into chasing and tearing the heads off hapless rabbits in preparation for show-time, only to end up with nowhere to go but to the sting of the euthanasia needle unless lucky enough to be chosen for a volunteer adoption program.
Jeff ponders this while trying to find out exactly what bitter, manipulative Troy is really up to, and finds himself goaded into unexpected violence in a startling climax.
Meanwhile, we confidently assume, Jack goaded the mass media to tell the full story--that is, Ketchum's complex contracts with the U.S.
People make all sorts of accusations in custody and divorce proceedings--often goaded by Iago-like lawyers who whisper in their ear "you've got to say something"--that they later regret as untrue, exaggerated or not nearly as outrageous as had been presented to the court.
Defensive and prickly, they goaded each other in comic, aerobic sequences.
Thus, in the early republic Native American men were goaded to join in monogamous marriages as a means of gaining admission to the nation, while their women were encouraged to enter Christian marriages with white men.
While she was speaking, LaPierre goaded and taunted her.
A God who curses and guzzles Guinness has goaded church chiefs into a fury.
He goaded the opposition support, as certain supporters say!" Mary Jane McLaughlin, Lennoxtown, said: "For Lennon to say people hate him because he's an Irish Catholic is wrong in my opinion.