"nudges" in the noun sense
1. nudge, jog
a slight push or shake
"nudges" in the verb sense
1. nudge, poke at, prod
to push against gently
"She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
push into action by pestering or annoying gently
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