cattle prod

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cattle prod ‎(plural cattle prods)

  1. A stick designed to goad cows, steers, and similar animals in order to prompt them to move in a desired direction, now usually electrified to administer a stimulating shock to the animal.
  2. (figuratively) Something used to goad or push someone to act.

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cattle prod ‎(third-person singular simple present cattle prods, present participle cattle proding, simple past and past participle cattle proded)

  1. (figuratively) to goad or push someone to act
    They cattle prodded people trying to get them to move, but to no avail.
    Web site locks streams at highest resolution to cattle prod users to pay higher bandwidth fees.

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