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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.
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While urges can be incredibly strong, they are also temporary.
Additionally, the study showed that women were more likely to drink alcohol on days when they woke up with higher urges to smoke as compared to days when they woke up to lower smoking urges.
2001 Nothing could have prepared him for his role in the most controversial television drama of the year, where he plays a convicted paedophile placed back into the community and struggling to control his vile urges.
Since that time, we have urged and continue to urge both countries to implement nil withholding rates on cross-border payments between the two countries to the maximum extent feasible.
Those analyses should help provide a better understanding of the role of urges in both treatment and treatment outcome (Monti et al.
Ramius urges all Phoenix stockholders to sign, date and return the WHITE proxy card by the February 14, 2007 deadline.
As a result, TEI urges rejection of the codification of the economic substance doctrine.
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.
GCP urges residents of Cuyahoga County to vote YES on Issue 18.
TEI urges the Congress to pass the five-year relief provision as part of the international bills.
The Institute urges the Standing Committee to incorporate the following recommendations in its report on the pre-budget consultations:
The SIA urges swift passage on the House floor of these measures and encourages the Senate to take similar action.
Accordingly, TEI urges the Department to reconsider the 1985 discussion paper and re-issue a revised proposal by the end of October 2003.