urge (one) forward

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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.
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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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With this she darted furiously everywhere among the hosts of the Achaeans, urging them forward, and putting courage into the heart of each, so that he might fight and do battle without ceasing.
In vain the Sheriff roared at them, calling them cowards, and urging them forward in a body; they would not budge an inch, but stood and watched Little John as he moved slowly away toward the forest, keeping his gaze fixed upon them.
Pochettino's half-time words clearly had an effect, with Spurs forcing the pace at the start of the second period and the 17,000 fans from North London urging them forward.
Conte's half-time team talk at least appeared to put some urgency back into his players as the Chelsea boss was much more animated on the touchline, urging them forward.
Conte's team-talk at the break at least appeared to put some urgency back into his players, and the Chelsea manager was much more animated on the touchline, urging them forward.
They refused to be denied, however, skipper Kev Edwards constantly urging them forward from his sweeper's role, and when Jesson threaded the ball into a crowded area Meer calmly picked his slot.
With their charismatic manager urging them forward at every opportunity, the Swans continued to press for a second goal.
Bury - with Andy Parrish and David Buchanan urging them forward, tried to inject more pace into their game - but their efforts were stifled by the hard-working opposition, who diligently chased everything and gave no one time to settle on the ball.
Bury, with Andy Parrish and David Buchanan urging them forward, tried to inject more pace into their game, but their efforts were stifled by the hard-working opposition, who diligently chased everything and gave no one time to settle on the ball.
Levein can also take a share of the blame because, after his side had pickpocketed a half-time lead, he seemed content to let his players drop deeper and deeper into their own territory when he really ought to have been urging them forward.
He kept urging them forward and when his teammates began to try and kill time, he continued to look for the ball that would further unhinge Spins, refusing to find help on the back pass to Steve Ogrizovic.
With McClaren urging them forward, their passing was crisp and their movement excellent.
The goal certainly rattled Falkirk and boss Ian McCall was on the touchline urging them forward. For a spell they had the Doonhamers on the rack with Lee Miller, Steve Tosh and Craig McPherson all having a go at beating Andy Goram.
Portsmouth looked frail and lacking in firepower, with Redknapp on the touchline urging them forward but probably itching to get on the phone to sign more players.
Ireland weathered an expected Australian storm and fought back with the impressive Steenson urging them forward.