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English definition of “urge”

urge

noun [C]     /ɜːdʒ/ US  /ɝːdʒ/
C2 a strong wish, especially one that is difficult or impossible to control: The two of them seem unable to control their sexual urges. [+ to infinitive] The urge to steal is very strong in many of the young men we look after here.Feelings of desire
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