English version

egg somebody ↔ on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishegg somebody ↔ on phrasal verbPERSUADEto encourage someone to do something, especially something that they do not want to do or should not do Bob didn’t want to jump, but his friends kept egging him on. egg→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
egg onAnd frankly, as activists, she and I egg each other on.She was mad at him for egging Hank on.They are egging these kids on.Put egg white halves on a plate.These moths lay their eggs, usually on the buds, in spring and summer.Everyone stands at one end of the room with their eggs in front of them on the floor.He kept their backsides so warm you could have fried eggs and bacon on them!Sometimes they egg you on, you know.
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Verb table
egg
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyegg
he, she, iteggs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyegged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave egged
he, she, ithas egged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad egged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill egg
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have egged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam egging
he, she, itis egging
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you, we, theyare egging
Past
I, he, she, itwas egging
you, we, theywere egging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been egging
he, she, ithas been egging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been egging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be egging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been egging
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