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nudged, past participle; nudges, 3rd person singular present; nudging, present participle; nudged, past tense;
  1. Prod (someone) gently, typically with one's elbow, in order to draw their attention to something
    • - people were nudging each other and pointing at me
  2. Touch or push (something) gently or gradually
    • - the canoe nudged a bank of reeds
  3. Coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something
    • - we have to nudge the politicians in the right direction
  4. Approach (an age, figure, or level) very closely
    • - both men were nudging fifty
  1. A light touch or push
    • - he gave her shoulder a nudge
    • - she appreciated the nudge to her memory

  1. a slight push or shake
  2. to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
  3. push into action by pestering or annoying gently
  4. (nudger) someone who nudges; someone who gives a gentle push; "he needs a regular nudger to keep him awake"
  5. Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness is a book written by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. The book draws on research in psychology and behavioral economics to defend libertarian paternalism and active engineering of choice architecture.
  6. A gentle push; A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound; To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal; To near or come close to something
  7. A method of controlling the ball by moving the machine itself. See Shaking/Nudging in Skills for the Pinball Player for a full description.
  8. An action reminding a user to update their status. You can only do this to someone who follows you and who has a device registered with Twitter.
  9. To move an object slightly. In many programs, you can nudge a selected object using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
  10. The process of moving a line a fixed small distance across the screen using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
  11. one of the two dray beasts of the Dowell and Barla family [GWHD/18].
  12. A Nudge is a feature awarded on a fruit machine that allows you to move the reel upwards or downwards one symbol spot at a time in the hope of bringing in a winning combination.
  13. Key part of the English one-day batsman’s repertoire in the days before we decided to copy the rest of the world and actually hit the bloody thing.
  14. A little push (noun); to give a little push(verb).
  15. A machine feature which allows the player to step a reel one position (for each nudge) forwards or sometimes also backwards with a view to creating a winning combination.
  16. The reels in this slot game move up or down one symbol when a nudge symbol hits. Examples of a nudge game are Slam Dunk, Balloon Bars and Knock Down.