Goad

Definition of Goad

n.1.A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
[imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.]
That temptation that doth goad us on.
- Shak.

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