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. It looks as if they might be ready now except for the nudge which has just been given to the peace conference. – Letters from China and Japan by John Dewey Alice Chipman Dewey
  3. " 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