urge


urge
urge1 W3 [ə:dʒ US ə:rdʒ] v [T]
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: urgere]
1.) to strongly suggest that someone does something
urge sb to do sth
I got a note from Moira urging me to get in touch.
urge that
He urged that a referendum should be held by December.
urge sth on/upon sb
I have urged upon him the need for extreme secrecy.
The charity urged quick action.
2.) [always + adverb/preposition] formal
to make someone or something move by shouting, pushing them etc
urge sb/sth forward
He urged her forward, his hand under her elbow.
urge sb into/towards sth
She began urging him towards the front door.
urge on [urge sb<=>on] phr v
to encourage a person or animal to work harder, go faster etc
Urged on by the crowd, the Italian team scored two more goals.
urge 2
urge2 n
a strong wish or need
= ↑desire urge to do sth
He could no longer resist the urge to go and see Amanda.
Suddenly she had an overwhelming urge to be with her son.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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