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English definition of “urge”


verb [T]  /ɜrdʒ/ us  

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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noun [C]  /ɜrdʒ/ us  

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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