• WordNet 3.6
    • v nudge push into action by pestering or annoying gently
    • v nudge to push against gently "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
    • n nudge a slight push or shake
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nudge A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.
    • v. t Nudge nŭj To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nudge To touch gently, as with the elbow; give a hint or signal to by a covert touch with the hand, elbow, or foot.
    • n nudge A slight push, as with the elbow; a covert jog intended to call attention, give warning, or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nudge nuj a gentle push
    • v.t Nudge to push gently
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  • Angela Carter
    “If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Prov. G. knütschen, to squeeze, pinch, E. Knock,


In literature:

Then Hornblower he nudges me.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1." by Various
Shoop nudged his employer.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Pino nudged White-Eye and indicated the little pile of gold that was stacked before a player at the faro table.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Tim heard it, too, for he nudged me.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Keep your eyes skinned, and give me a nudge if you see such a clump.
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
He nudged Jeff as he went by, and was rewarded by Jeff's heaviest scowl.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
He sat between them and when I made a point which he approved, he would nudge the boys.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
Andrews nudged his elbow.
"Once Upon A Time" by Richard Harding Davis
Harry nudged Old King Brady.
"The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler" by Francis W. Doughty
Dingwell gave his partner a nudge.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
They nudged each other knowingly.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
Then when I give you a nudge you may exclaim, 'Fine feeling!
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I was just noticin' that they was chained and locked when the Lieutenant gives me a nudge and pulls me along by the coat sleeve.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Then amid grins and chuckles and bobbing of curtsies he drove away, leaving ecstasy and nudging elbows and little jumps of joy behind.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
She nudged Rose violently as she spoke.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Certainly Roger fell asleep at a fictional crisis and remained asleep for all that Jim furtively nudged him.
"When the Yule Log Burns" by Leona Dalrymple
Gladys nudged Wollaston, and whispered to him.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She nudged her husband.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
David, what are you nudging me for?
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
He saw the aged passenger fall asleep, and nudged his seat-fellow.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous

In poetry:

You bowed
to the warm shoulders
of desire
nudging you
like a brother
in the dark
"One Summer" by Ernesto Trejo
If in a falshood I should trudge,
My elbow give a gentle nudge;
If that won't answer, give a frown,
And knock pen, ink, and paper down."
"The Wager" by William Hutton
"She is here! It is she! " in a whisper
I nudge my wild heart to say.
The leaves announce her and lisp her,
And the flowers by their stillness betray.
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose
"Men nudge each other - thus - and say,
'This certainly is SHAKESPEARE'S son,'
And merry wags (of course in play)
Cry 'Author!' when the piece is done.
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"YOU cannot serve two Masters," saith the Word.
But Satan nudges us and whispers, "Gammon!
You lend your Womankind to love the Lord,
And give Yourselves to serve and worship Mammon."
"Man And His Two Masters" by Gerald Massey
And certain sly and knowing Glugs,
With sundry nudges, winks and shrugs,
Passed round the hint that up on high,
Behind some window near the sky,
Where he could see yet not be seen,
King Splosh was present with his Queen.
"The Debate" by C J Dennis

In news:

With nudge from attorney general, acting Morris County prosecutor is sworn in.
Lively performances nudge 'Memphis' toward greatness .
Max isn't shy, the brown and white horse greets people who walk into his gated pasture with a friendly nudge, looking for food.
Nudge 's blog postings.
Dear Abby Sometimes men need a ' nudge .
Hispanic vote may nudge Ariz. Toward 'swing' in 2016.
Lively performances nudge 'Memphis' toward greatness.
Pastors nudge residents to polls.
Give a little nudge .
NEW YORK — A pair of encouraging economic reports helped nudge the stock market higher Wednesday.
A nudge on Social Security.
Housing's wealth effect may nudge US spending upward.
Brunner knew when to nudge her students.
Ryan's speech gives undecided voters mild nudge toward Romney.
Ryan's speech gives undecided voters nudge toward Romney.

In science:

The diffusion barrier ED was then calculated by finding the minimum energy path (MEP) between minimum positions within two neighboring PTCDA unit cells, using the nudged elastic band algorithm.19 Potential energies have been calculated by means of empirical pair potentials of Lennard-Jones (LJ) type.
Ehrlich-Schwoebel Effect for Organic Molecules: Direct Calculation of the Step Edge Barrier using Empirical Potentials
Henkelman, G., Uberuaga, B. P., Jonsson, H., 2000. A climbing image nudged elastic band method for finding saddle points and minimum energy paths.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
An optimal nudging data assimilation scheme using parameter estimation. Q. J. of Roy.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
However, there could be very little doubt of the reality of the phenomenon, since it was intimately tied to the theory of van der Waals forces between molecules, the retarded version of which had been worked out by Casimir just before he discovered (with a nudge from Bohr ) the force between plates.
The Casimir effect: Recent controversies and progress
Among these techniques are nudging and incremental analysis updates (IAU).
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
Hoke and Anthes, 1976; Macpherson, 1991) with the nudging coefficients being obtained from a Kalman analysis perspective instead of heuristic tuning.
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
However, for certain multi-scale systems, nudging with prescribed nudging coefficients might still be advantageous (Ballabrera-Poy et al., 2009).
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
We also point to the closely related work by Lei and Stauffer (2009), which proposes a nudging-type implementation of the ensemble Kalman filter with perturbed observations (Burgers et al., 1998).
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
Similar to nudging, there is no longer a strict separation between ensemble propagation and filtering.
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
However, based on (9), “nudging” is performed consistently with Kalman filtering in the limit  → 0.
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
The MEnK filter can be viewed as a nudging technique with the nudging coefficients determined consistently from ensemble predictions.
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
We note in this context that a combined ensemble Kalman filter and nudging technique was found beneficial by Ballabrera-Poy et al. (2009) for the original slow-fast Lorenz-96 model (Lorenz, 1996).
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
The MEnK filter (perhaps also combined with the filtering-nudging approach of Ballabrera-Poy et al. (2009)) may provide an alternative to currently used combinations of ensemble Kalman filters and subsequent re-initialization.
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
The close relation between our mollified ensemble Kalman filter, continuous time Kalman filtering and nudging should also allow for an alternative approach to the assimilation of non-synoptic measurements (Evensen, 2006).
A mollified Ensemble Kalman filter
For this purpose, we first used the Back and Forth Nudging algorithm (see ) in .
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations