Phrasal Verbs

urge on

This page is about the phrasal verb urge on


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



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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