give a nudge

give a nudge
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Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • nudge — [nʌdʒ] verb [intransitive, transitive] to increase the value or position of something on a scale by a small amount, or to increase or move up by a small amount: nudge something up/​to something etc • Investors bought blue chips again, nudging the …   Financial and business terms

  • nudge — verb (nudged; nudging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1675 transitive verb 1. to touch or push gently; especially to seek the attention of by a push of the elbow 2. to prod lightly ; urge into action 3. approach < its circulation is …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nudge — I [[t]nʌdʒ[/t]] v. nudged, nudg•ing, n. 1) to push gently with the elbow, esp. to get someone s attention 2) to give a nudge 3) a gentle push with the elbow • Etymology: 1665–75; alter. of dial. (k)nidge, akin to OE cnucian, cnocian to knock… …   From formal English to slang

  • nudge — nudge1 nudger, n. /nuj/, v., nudged, nudging, n. v.t. 1. to push slightly or gently, esp. with the elbow, to get someone s attention, prod someone into action, etc. v.i. 2. to give a nudge. n. 3. a slight or gentle push or jog, esp. with the… …   Universalium

  • nudge — ► VERB 1) prod with one s elbow to attract attention. 2) touch or push lightly. 3) give gentle encouragement to. ► NOUN ▪ a light touch or push. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • nudge — I UK [nʌdʒ] / US verb Word forms nudge : present tense I/you/we/they nudge he/she/it nudges present participle nudging past tense nudged past participle nudged 1) [transitive] to use a part of your body, especially your elbow, to give a little… …   English dictionary

  • nudge — /nʌdʒ / (say nuj) verb (t) (nudged, nudging) 1. to push slightly or jog, especially with the elbow, as in calling attention or giving a hint or with sly meaning. –noun 2. a slight push or jog. –phrase 3. give it a nudge, a. to indulge in alcohol …   Australian English dictionary

  • nudge — nudge1 [ nʌdʒ ] verb 1. ) transitive to use a part of your body, especially your elbow, to give a little push to someone or something: Sheila nudged me in the ribs, and pointed at Paul. Patrick nudged the door closed with his foot. a ) nudge your …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nudge — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ gentle, little, slight VERB + NUDGE ▪ give sb ▪ She gave me a gentle nudge in the ribs to tell me to shut up. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • nudge — I Australian Slang indulgence ( I ve been giving the drink a nudge ) II Mawdesley Glossary a slight push. To give a person a riminder of …   English dialects glossary

  • nudge — [nʌdʒ] verb [T] to use a part of your body, especially your elbow, to give a little push to someone or something nudge noun [C] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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