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urge someone along

to encourage someone to continue or go faster. We urged them along with much encouragement. They won't do well, but we urged them along anyway.
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urge someone forward

to encourage someone to move forward. The generals urged the troops forward. Sally urged Timmy forward into the classroom.
See also: forward, urge

urge someone to do something

to try to get someone to do something. I urge you to give skiing a try. Ken urged Lily to finish her dinner.
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urge something (up)on someone

to try to get someone to take something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Arnold urged the new policy on the employees. He urged restraint upon them.
See also: on, urge

urge on

To move or impel someone or something to action, effort, or speed: The orator urged on the excited crowd to applaud even more loudly. The travelers were tired of walking, but the thought of a hot meal and warm bed urged them on.
See also: on, urge

the urge to purge

n. the need to throw up. Pete felt the urge to purge and ran for the john.
See also: purge, urge
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Acting on urges feels good in the short-term because the impulse is temporarily relieved.
At the same time, the prevalence of OAB with urge incontinence increased nearly threefold, from 4.
However, salivating in response to cues is also not the same as an urge, because people often are not aware of these reactions and thus do not report urges when salivating (Monti et al.
Throughout its year in service HMS Urge continued to receive parcels of food and luxuries from the people of Bridgend, and had it not been sunk, the crew would have had a parade through the town at the end of their tour of duty.
Following the latest development in the mystery of HMS Urge, council leader Mel Nott, said: "This is a wonderful occasion for Bridgend county borough to celebrate the exceptional efforts of townsfolk during World War Two.
Wolf, MD, and his colleagues at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, write that this study offers a "compelling argument for urge incontinence as an additional risk (factor) for fall-related occurrences.
Ramius urges all Phoenix stockholders to sign, date and return the WHITE proxy card by the February 14, 2007 deadline.
The Institute urges the Government to adopt the following recommendations in its 2006 budget message:
As recently as 2000, a federal appellate court squarely rejected a church's claim that the First Amendment's free exercise of religion clause allowed the church to urge the public to vote against a candidate.
That's fine with us - we give them a comment card to send to the city and urge them to come to a City Council meeting.
We urge you to treat this letter with caution and to be wary of this further attempt by the Nano Group to disseminate self-serving information.
Urge your Senators and Representative to support the Presidential Funding Act and save presidential public financing.
Javien Digital Payment Solutions, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, announced today that it provided the base digital content commerce technology that manages the download and subscription sales of URGE, MTV Networks' new digital music service.
Thus, we urge that section 512 of the bill (as well as the related provision in section 513 denying an interest deduction for underpayments attributable to noneconomic transactions) be rejected.