- n. 刺激；（赶牲口用的）刺棒；激励
- vt. 刺激；激励；用刺棒驱赶；煽动
- n. (Goad)人名；(英)戈德
来自PIE*ghei, 刺，刺激，词源同gar, goad.
- goad: [OE] Goad comes via prehistoric Germanic *gaidō from an Indo-European base *ghai-. This also produced an Old English word for ‘spear’, gār, which survives today in garlic [OE], etymologically ‘spear leek’.
- goad (n.)
- Old English gad "point, spearhead, arrowhead, pointed stick used for driving cattle," from Proto-Germanic *gaido "goad, spear" (cognates: Lombardic gaida "spear"), from suffixed form of PIE root *ghei- (1) "to propel, prick" (cognates: Sanskrit hetih "missile, projectile," himsati "he injures;" Avestan zaena- "weapon;" Greek khaios "shepherd's staff;" Old English gar "spear;" Old Irish gae "spear"). Figurative use "anything that urges or stimulates" is since 16c., probably from the Bible.
- goad (v.)
- 1570s, from goad (n.); earliest use is figurative, "incite, stimulate, instigate." Literal use by 1610s. Related: Goaded; goading.
- 1. His opposition acted as a goad to her determination to succeed.
- 2. He wondered if the psychiatrist was trying to goad him into some unguarded response.
- 3. Ellie uses wit as a goad to try to force people to see what is in front of them.
- 4. " I want somebody very goad, very safe , to plant that gun, " he told Clemenza.
- “ 我看,得找一个非常精明、非常可靠的人去把枪摆到预定地点去, ” 他对克莱门扎说.
- 5. Hunger goad him to steal a loaf of bread.
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