Coax - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |koʊks|  American pronunciation of the word coax
Brit.  |kəʊks|  British pronunciation of the word coax


- a transmission line for high-frequency signals


- influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering (syn: blarney, cajole, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle)


It took almost an hour to coax the cat down from the tree.

She tried to coax a raise from her boss.

He was unable to coax an answer out of her.

He coaxed the fire to burn by blowing on it.

The plant is difficult to coax into bloom.

He tried to coax me, but I said we had to part.

She could coax answers to very personal questions out of people.

I urged him, coaxed him and finally begged him to tell me the truth.

He held out by turns coaxes and threats.

'Please, Vic, come with us,' Nancy coaxed.

We had to coax Alan into going to school.

We watched the bear coax its cubs to enter the water.

Firefighters managed to coax the man down from the roof.

He coaxed a fire out of some dry grass and twigs.

The driver coaxed his bus through the snow.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: coax
he/she/it: coaxes
present participle: coaxing
past tense: coaxed
past participle: coaxed
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