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English definition of “egg sb on”

egg sb on

verb uk phrasal verb with egg   // us  
to strongly encourage someone to do something that might not be a very good idea: Don't egg him on! He gets himself into enough trouble without your encouragement.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of egg sb on from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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