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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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In late April, the IRS issued a presidential election-year advisory to nonprofits urging them to follow the restriction on political endorsements.
Seven Los Angeles City Council members, two mayoral candidates and state lawmakers made impassioned speeches to a crowd of about 1,000 members of striking transit unions, urging them to stay the course.
Just two weeks after Robertson's meeting on Capitol Hill, the six Senate allies of Robertson--including three of the five members of the senate GOP leadership--wrote their letter to Reno urging an investigation of Americans United.
The fact that more than 200,000 people nationwide signed on to our petition urging President Bush to act on behalf of our military chaplains sends a powerful message to the White House - a clear message that chaplains have a constitutional right to adhere to the religious expressions of their faith and exercise them freely.
The City Council, at the urging of Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, environmentalists and others, adopted a proposal to review all products the city uses that contain mercury, seek alternatives and urge the public to end the use of products with mercury - especially thermometers.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law, said today more than 160-thousand people from across the nation have signed on to a national petition urging President Bush to enact an Executive Order protecting the constitutional rights of military chaplains to pray according to their faith.
On June 20, 2003, TEI President Drew Glennie submitted a letter to Canadian Minister of Finance John Manley urging the Department of Finance to review its 1985 proposal to establish a corporate loss transfer system, re-propose it for consultation with taxpayers in 2003, and implement such a system legislatively during 2004.
A committee of business leaders is urging the city to limit a proposed bond issue for police and fire stations to $500 million, with strict control over planning and construction of the facilities.
Howard ``Buck'' McKeon in urging the Air Force to abandon an idea of placing the Flight Test Center at Edwards under the command of a Florida base.
To that end TEI has submitted letters to the provincial ministers of the non-participating provinces urging them to participate in harmonization.
The ACLJ has provided legal memoranda to Senate members urging them to change the Senate rule that requires 60 votes to cut-off a filibuster.
Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, have fired off letters to Defense Secretary William Cohen urging him to remedy the situation.
In support of your efforts, I have also written to the Ministers of Finance of both the participating and non-participating provinces, urging all to continue the dialogue toward establishing a harmonized national consumption tax system with a common tax base, single rate, and unified administration.
Dave Weldon (R-FL) - one of the chief sponsors of Terri's Law - urging the full panel of the federal appeals court and ultimately the Supreme Court to restore the feeding tube to Terri Schiavo.
That is where the party splinters into factions, with some urging the party to stress conservative social positions, some urging it to adopt more-moderate social positions, and some urging it to stay just the way it is.