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urge

verb [T]  us   /ɜrdʒ/

urge verb [T] (ADVISE)

to encourage someone strongly to do something or to ask that something be done: Party leaders urged her to run for Congress.
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urge

noun [C]  us   /ɜrdʒ/

urge noun [C] (DESIRE)

a strong desire or need: a human/natural urge Sometimes I get an urge to go swimming at lunchtime.
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