nudge

Part of speech: verb

To touch gently, as with the elbow.

Part of speech: noun

The act of nudging.

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Usage examples "nudge":

  1. The employee trailed off into silence as another workman gave him a sharp nudge in the ribs. - "Danger at the Drawbridge", 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", 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", Ellen Glasgow.