Sometimes you just need a little nudge or slight push to get your day going. It might be a coffee, or your favorite song, or your mom stripping the covers and standing over your bed. Take your pick.
Short description: to push someone gently, usually with your elbow, in order to get their attention
Origin: Some people believe the word nudge comes from the Norwegian dialect nugga meaning "to push, rub." This makes sense, since a nudge is a push of sorts. But it's more of a gentle push. Think of nudging coals around in a fire or a crowd of people nudging to the stage at a concert. When you gently annoy your husband so he'll mow the lawn, you're nudging him along.
- She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant
- He nudged the cat off the sofa so that he could sit down.
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