Definition of 'nudge'
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There is a spectrum in politics and one part nudges or pulls another. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These cheaper options gave students a gentle nudge through a door they had long wanted to open. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But the proposals for press regulation on which the government is consulting are no gentle nudge towards higher standards. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some will need a complete overhaul, some just a gentle nudge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Prepare to be bruised by a barrage of gentle nudging. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But a nudge in that direction might help. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then she shakes your hand and gives you a nudge to push you away. The Sun (2013)It is almost always a nudge in the wrong direction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said he saw the incident and there was almost definitely a slight nudge. The Sun (2012)Look for opportunities to gently nudge those we lead toward more respectful speech. Christianity Today (2000)All you need to know is how to spot the nudges and winks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The village people nudged one another and whispered about her. CHARMED LIFE (1977)Almost nowhere do central bankers feel a need to nudge their economies forward. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Romance blossoms but you should give it a nudge. The Sun (2015)Individuals trying to protect their savings may be helping to nudge the country towards the very collapse they fear. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its nudges and winks are manipulative. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most agreed that it made sense, as a gentle nudge towards dividing and reducing our waste. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This means there should always be freedom of choice but there should also be nudges in the direction of doing the right thing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You don't so much steer it around corners as nudge it gently in the right direction. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The cast line up beside one another, nudging one another shyly before launching into their story. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They tried nudging him again. The Sun (2009)So I recommend a very gentle nudge or tickle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And then I was nudged again. The Sun (2011)Leicester nudged ahead again thanks to a Flood penalty but they were struggling to get any momentum against a powerful Clermont defence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. nudge is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'nudge'
British English: nudge VERB
If you nudge someone, you push them gently, usually with your elbow, in order to draw their attention to something.
I nudged him and pointed again.
Definition of nudge from the Collins English Dictionary
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