egg on

Definition of egg on

  1. :  to urge or encourage (someone) to do something that is usually foolish or dangerous He continued to take off his clothes while the crowd egged him on.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken

    :  its contents used as food

    :  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

  1. :  to cover with egg

    :  to pelt with eggs


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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