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urge (one) along

To prompt, compel, or encourage one to continue moving or progressing The police urged bystanders along to make room for emergency services. I find I have terrible motivation if left to work by myself—I really need someone else there to urge me along.
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urge (one) forward

To prompt, compel, or encourage one to move forward or decide to do something. I was hesitant to testify, but my wife urged me forward. Every time we paused to rest, the officers urged us forward.
See also: forward, urge

urge (one) to (do something)

To prompt, compel, encourage, or plead with one to take some action. I was hesitant at first, but my wife urged me to testify. I urged her to write these stories down, as I was sure they'd make a great book.
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urge on

1. To prompt, compel, encourage, or plead with one to take some action. I was hesitant to testify, but my wife urged me on. We stood at the end of the race to cheer and urge the athletes on for their final stretch. Every time we paused to rest, the officers urged us on.
2. To prompt, compel, or encourage one to take or use something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "urge" and "on." I wish they would quit urging these newfangled operating systems on us. I hated having to urge unnecessary plans and upgrades on customers when I worked in retail.
See also: on, urge

urge to purge

1. A need or impulse to vomit. After I stepped off the crazy roller coaster, I was overcome by an urge to purge. I've left a bucket by your bed in case you get the urge to purge.
2. A need or desire to discard or dispose of a large amount of one's possessions. I hate clutter, and after the influx of stuff we accumulate during the holidays I always get the urge to purge.
See also: purge, urge

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

v.
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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When destructive urges strike, the easiest thing to do is to act on them - but we don't have to.
Of these women, 57% reported daily urine leakage, with mixed incontinence found to be more prevalent than urge incontinence, which was more prevalent than stress incontinence.
That is, if one wishes to investigate whether altered state of awareness mediates the relationship between the unusual experiences trait and alcohol cue-reactivity (i.e., positive urge to drink), then the altered state of awareness must exist temporally prior to the cue-elicited urge to drink response.
Urge Incontinence: people with UI cannot control the sudden urge to urinate and their bladders will contract to squeeze out urine whenever full.
After describing the sanction and disciplinary proceeding provisions in proposed Sections 10.50-10.82 as "extremely difficult to follow and to understand[,]" the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) (27) urges the IRS to clarify the conduct that may subject practitioners to censure, suspension or disbarment.
HCFA also said that pelvic floor stimulators inserted into the vaginal canal or the rectum would be covered as reasonable and necessary for the treatment of stress and urge urinary incontinence.
The terms "craving" and "urge to drink" often are used interchangeably in the literature.
In addition, the urge to have a bowel movement should not be ignored.
I urge the people of Pakistan to ask there candidates to amend this article if they are sincere and loyal to the country and prove their truthfulness and honesty.
On April 27, 1942, U-class submarine HMS Urge, which had 29 crew and 10 passengers on board, left Malta for Alexandria on the north coast of Egypt, and was never seen again.
On April 27, 1942, U-class submarine HMS Urge, which had 29 crew and 10 passengers on board, left Malta for Alexandria, on the north coast of Egypt, and was never seen again.
Police urge the public not to walk alone in deserted areas, especially at night, and after withdrawing money from ATMs or from the bank.
Because The National Voter is published just three times yearly, we strongly urge you to check the League Web site (www.lwv.org; click on "Take Action") periodically for the most current information on the League's priority issues and current action opportunities.
"We urge the Air Force to adopt guidelines that respect individual religious practice but bar the official promotion of religion."