Phrasal Verbs

urge on

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. she could find an ugly boy

b. she didn't need a boyfriend

c. she was really pretty

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