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urge on

Meaning: If you urge somebody on, you encourage them to continue trying to do something.

Synonym: encourage

For example:

  • urge on sb/sth Good teachers urge on their weaker students, and help them to do their best.

  • urge sb/sth on I urged Billy on by telling him I knew he could do it. And when he really believed he could do it too, he did it!

Quick Quiz:

Jenny didn't think she was pretty enough to get a boyfriend, but her friends urged her on by saying
  1. she could find an ugly boy
  2. she didn't need a boyfriend
  3. she was really pretty

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