egg someone on


egg someone on
URGE, goad, incite, provoke, push, drive, prod, prompt, induce, impel, spur on; encourage, exhort, motivate, galvanize.
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  • egg someone on —    If you egg someone on, you urge or strongly encourage them to do something.     She didn t really want to learn to drive but her children kept egging her on …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • egg someone on — urge or encourage someone to do something foolish or risky. → egg …   English new terms dictionary

  • egg someone on — Earl didn t really want to enter the talent contest, but his friends egged him on Syn: urge, goad, incite, provoke, push, drive, prod, prompt, induce, impel, spur on; encourage, exhort, motivate, galvanize …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • egg on — verb urge on; cause to act (Freq. 1) The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window • Syn: ↑prod, ↑incite • Derivationally related forms: ↑incitement (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg — egg1 noun 1》 an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate and containing an ovum which if fertilized can develop into a new organism.     ↘an infertile egg, typically of the domestic hen, used for food. 2》 Biology …   English new terms dictionary

  • egg — noun the eggs are suspended in a gelatinous mass egg someone on Syn: ovum; gamete, germ cell; (eggs) roe, spawn, seed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey —   Township   Map of Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey …   Wikipedia

  • someone can't even boil an egg — someone can’t even boil an egg humorous phrase used for saying that someone cannot cook even the simplest food Thesaurus: cooks, cuisine and cookeryhyponym Main entry: egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg on your face — If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • egg — egg1 W2S1 [eg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bird)¦ 2¦(food)¦ 3¦(egg shape)¦ 4¦(animals/people)¦ 5 (have) egg on your face 6 put all your eggs in one basket 7 lay an egg 8 good egg ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Nors] …   Dictionary of contemporary English