Meaning of nudge

nudge

Pronunciation: (nuj), [key]
— v., n. nudged, nudg•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to push slightly or gently, esp. with the elbow, to get someone's attention, prod someone into action, etc.
—v.i.
  1. to give a nudge.
—n.
  1. a slight or gentle push or jog, esp. with the elbow.

nudge

Pronunciation: (nooj), [key]
— v., n. nudged, nudg•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to annoy with persistent complaints, criticisms, or pleas; nag: He was always nudging his son to move to a better neighborhood.
—v.i.
  1. to nag, whine, or carp.
—n.
  1. a person who nudges; pest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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