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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nudge, jogverb

    a slight push or shake

  2. nudge, poke at, prodverb

    to push against gently

    "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

  3. nudgeverb

    push into action by pestering or annoying gently

Wiktionary

  1. nudgenoun

    A gentle push.

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

  2. nudgenoun

    A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

  3. nudgeverb

    To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

  4. nudgeverb

    To near or come close to something

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nudgeverb

    to touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation

    Etymology: [Cf. Prov. G. kntschen to squeeze, pinch, E. Knock.]

  2. Nudgenoun

    a gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow

    Etymology: [Cf. Prov. G. kntschen to squeeze, pinch, E. Knock.]

Freebase

  1. Nudge

    Nudge, also known as buzz, is a feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, for example, by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound. The feature was first introduced in MSN Messenger 7.0, in 2005. XMPP extension protocol XEP-0224 calls this feature Attention.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nudge

    nuj, n. a gentle push.—v.t. to push gently. [Cf. Knock, Knuckle; Dan. knuge.]

CrunchBase

  1. Nudge

    Nudge used to be the top London based social media agency creating engaging applications for brands on Facebook.In 2010 it was acquired by Syncapse, a global social media technology provider headquartered in Canada. Together with Syncapse’s existing team in London, we now build social campaigns, manage global fan pages and measure social data to achieve stellar value for our clients.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nudge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nudge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of nudge in a Sentence

  1. Michele Polo:

    The number of people in Italy interested in fast broadband services is not that high so a lot depends on pricing. A single network could nudge prices up so the regulator's role is important, the risk of TIM using its dominant position is there.

  2. California Democratic consultant Robb Korinke:

    If I've got an orange and a lime, and you tell me, I'm going to squeeze every ounce of juice out of this lime and then just give the orange a kind of a nudge and hope that less than half the juice comes out -- that's kind of what they're looking at, because there's twice as many Democrats as Republicans in California. Even if you put all the independents, the third parties and so forth together with the Republicans, you would barely edge out the Democratic registration.

  3. Steve Wiggins:

    The policy implications are clear, governments should start using taxes and subsidies to nudge people towards a healthier diet.

  4. Florian Hense:

    By exempting a significant chunk of bank deposits from the negative deposit rate and making its offer of long-term liquidity for banks even more generous, the ECB is mitigating the impact of a negative deposit rate on bank balance sheets, by lowering funding costs further, it can make it easier for governments to finance a modest fiscal expansion and nudge countries with some extra fiscal space to actually use it – think Germany.

  5. Top Model:

    Im definitely more open with my body and Im an outgoing person. I am from Germany and I am, you know, I dont always tend to wear the most clothes, so you know sometimes they will give me a nudge and be like, Mom, really ?

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. doom
    • B. fudge
    • C. distinguish
    • D. interrogate

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