nudge

nudge
nudge [nʌdʒ] v
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language]
1.) [T]
to push someone gently, usually with your elbow, in order to get their attention
Jill nudged him in the ribs.
2.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to move something or someone a short distance by gently pushing
She nudged the glass towards me.
David nudged me out of the way.
3.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to move forward slowly by pushing gently
nudge your way to/through etc (sth)
I started to nudge my way to the front of the crowd.
4.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to gently persuade or encourage someone to take a particular decision or action
nudge sb into/towards sth
We're trying to nudge them towards a practical solution.
5.) [T]
to almost reach a particular level or amount
Outside the temperature was nudging 30 degrees Celsius.
>nudge n
Hannah gave me a gentle nudge .

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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