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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 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.
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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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Replays will show Fowler dancing, goading and crawling on his knees with his nose on the ground in front of the Everton fans.
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WHEN YOU SEE a playful Dustin Hoffman goading an uptight Robert De Niro in ``Meet the Fockers,'' you laugh simply in anticipation of watching these two great screen legends mixing it up.
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Lachlan takes things even further, goading Diane into doing something she will surely regret.
Summary: A teacher who snapped and attacked a 14-year-old pupil who was goading him will be sentenced on Monday.
He also raised the stakes by allowing a videotape of the scene to be broadcast on a national news program, goading prosecutors to charge him with murder.
Manchester magistrate Vanessa Goldstone said: "There was a lot of goading on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
According to the story Worley heard, Valencia players were celebrating to the point that they were goading the Saugus team, which had lined up to shake hands with the winners.
Winterburn's goading of McClair after the United man missed a dubious late penalty in this fifth-round FA Cup tie helped sow the seeds of future ill feeling between the two clubs.
Witnesses have reported a United security official for allegedly goading Arsenal fans following the visitors' second goal during the 2-2 draw at the Emirates.
The place erupted and a steward spoke to the mascot but he kept on goading the fans.