a large waterbird with a long neck, short legs, webbed feet, and a short broad bill. Generally geese are larger than ducks and have longer necks and shorter bills.
a foolish person
‘Silly goose,’ he murmured fondly
a tailor's smoothing iron.
poke (someone) in the bottom.
give (something) a boost; invigorate
the government's desire to goose the tired housing market