egg on Informal
Meaning: If you egg someone on, you encourage them to do something foolish or risky.Synonym: encourage, goad
- egg sb on Janice had already had too much to drink, but her friends egged her on, trying to make her drink even more.
- be egged on by sb If he hadn't been egged on by the other kids, Kenny would never have smoked that first cigarette. He hated the smell.
Jimmy's friends were egging him on as he