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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyurge on
he/she/iturges on
present participleurging on
past tenseurged on
past participleurged on
  1. to encourage someone to put more effort into something or to not stop trying to do something

    James’ father urged him on from the side of the court.

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