What does the word nudge mean?

Usage examples for nudge

  1. The employee trailed off into silence as another workman gave him a sharp nudge in the ribs. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. " Thar's Jim Halloween now jest as we were speakin' of him," whispered Betsey Bottom, with a nudge at Molly's shoulder. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow