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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.
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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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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.
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We strongly urge EPA to stand by their decision and not require dust clearance sampling for renovation jobs.
Hence, we urge the Government to negotiate a new treaty with the United States that eliminates withholding taxes on all dividends and interest for payments to both related and unrelated parties.
Similarly, the ACTC believes that adding public reprimands to the sanctions available to the DOP should not change the current IRS practice of issuing private reprimands when the DOP has determined (following an investigation) that the practitioner's conduct, while inappropriate, does not merit "more formal sanctions" Accordingly, it urges that final Section 10.60 clarify that private reprimands are still permitted.
It also presents some methods for assessing craving as well as the results of studies investigating the relationship between urges and relapse to drinking.
To understand fully the success of consumerism, Schmidt urges, one must look beyond the "old dualisms" of "agency and determinism, individual consciousness and economic materialism" to a more complex appreciation of the "dense interplay of cultural production and consumption." (p.
In addition, it urges Americans to increase their physical activity, reduce alcohol consumption, and shed excess weight.
ISLAMABAD, 22 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Chocoholics looking to curb their chocolate urges may be able to do so simply by taking a brisk 15-minute walk.
Builders' leader urges NYC to restore capital projects
The 12-member group, appointed by NASA in August after the discovery of the flawed Hubble telescope mirror and the hydrogen leaks that grounded the shuttle fleet throughout the summer, urges a shifting of NASA priorities to place primary emphasis on science.
TEI urges that the following provisions not be included in the final tax reconciliation bill.