Translation of goad in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /gəʊd/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [person] acosar; [animal] aguijonearto goad sb into sth/-ing they tried to goad her into an argument la provocaron para que empezara a discutir she was goaded into doing it tanto la acosaron, que lo hizo
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    • But in any issue, we should be prepared to think carefully, and not let our reaction to extremists goad us into overlooking any Biblical principles that apply.
    • When I used to meet him regularly outside the Brompton Oratory after his Sunday devotions, it took little prompting to goad him into a diatribe against his latest enemy.
    • I didn't realise that people would attempt to goad us into aggression at regular intervals.


Phrasal verbs

goad on

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
(incite) empujar, incitar

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