Nudge meaning

nŭj
The definition of a nudge is a gentle push to get attention or to give a signal.

An example of a nudge is elbowing a friend to push them a little closer to someone to whom they are attracted.

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To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
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A gentle push.
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To push or poke gently, esp. with the elbow, in order to get the attention of, hint slyly, etc.
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To come close to; near.
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To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
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To near or come close to something.
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A gentle push, as with the elbow; jog.
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(Internet) A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.
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(fruit machines) The rotation by one step of a reel of the player's choice.

Since the machine was showing two lemons and a cherry, I decided to try a nudge.

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Origin of nudge

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

    From Wiktionary