- 1.1 (poke — with elbow) darle* un codazo a; (— with sth sharp) pinchar he kept prodding me to keep me awake me daba codazos ( or me pinchaba etc) para que no me durmieraMore example sentences1.2 (encourage, remind) you have to keep prodding her or she forgets tienes que estar constantemente recordándoselo para que no se olvide after some prodding I agreed to take the job acepté el trabajo, pero tuvieron que empujarme un poco
- I poked and prodded at these sites in hopes to locate some remaining muscle tissue, but very little was found.
- Olivia poked and prodded at me for a few minutes as she tried to make sure that she knew what to fix and what to leave.
- Wind picks at a stray lace; I uncoil a hand from jacket cuff, poke out a finger and prod the lace back beside ankle under my foot, moving my foot slightly to make it stay in.
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- 1.1 (poke — with elbow) codazo (m); (— with sth sharp) pinchazo (m) he gave me a prod in the ribs me dio un codazo ( or me pinchó) en las costillasMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (stimulus) you'll have to give him a prod vas a tener que empujarlo or aguijonearlo 1.3 (for cattle) picana (feminine) or (Spain/España) aguijada (feminine)
- After a few prods and pokes, he gave an injection for the pain, sat at his desk, lifted the phone and ordered the air ambulance.
- With appropriate physical gentleness, have a poke and a prod and check out the territory.
- But it was just a question of getting on with it with pokes and prods.
- Some writers have suggested that electric prods should never be used or should be used sparingly.
- The US soldiers wouldn't let him get back in the line and beat him with long batons and electric cattle prods.
- It said the ‘state thugs’ beat people with batons and electric cattle prods, injuring around a dozen people, including one person whose foot was broken.