urge (one) along

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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 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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References in classic literature ?
The sisterhood, the maidens, flocking round the young waterman, and urging him along the stream of duty and of temperance.
He was still urging him along out of midfield but, squeezing through rivals jumping three out, he only had Wilhewispa to worry about in the straight and skipped clear over the last two hurdles to post back-to-back wins.
Richard is carrying the cross on his own, but church friends and family have been urging him along the road.
With regular jockey Glen Boss urging him along, Eremein didn't look like catching Newton's Rings until right on the line, but the son of Timber Country stuck his head out to win in a photo finish.
The quality of the opposition behind was moderate, but Shaveling kept on quite well in fourth, pushed out largely under hand riding, while Grinkov (eighth) did not do anything quickly either, but was another one ridden with one eye on the future, with his jockey just urging him along mostly under hand riding.