Translation of "urge" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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urgenoun [ C ]

uk /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. 他们两个似乎欲火焚身。
[ + to infinitive ] The urge to steal is very strong in some of these young men. 我们这儿看管的年轻人中有很多人都有很强的偷窃欲望。

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urgeverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɜːdʒ/ us /ɝːdʒ/

C1 to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing

[ + to infinitive ] Lawyers will urge the parents to take further legal action. 律师们会力劝家长们采取进一步的法律行动。
[ + that ] Investigators urged that safety procedures at the site should be improved. 调查人员敦促该工地改进安全规程。
Police urged continued vigilance in the fight against crime. 警方呼吁继续保持警惕打击犯罪。
The dogs are urged into fighting more fiercely by loud shouts from the crowd. 人群里发出的高声叫喊使这些狗咬斗得更凶了。
We will continue to urge for leniency to be shown to these prisoners. 我们将继续呼吁对这些犯人给予宽宥。

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(Translation of “urge” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)