egg on

Definition of egg on

: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

egg play
  1. : to incite to action

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

  2. : 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

  3. : ovum

  1. : to cover with egg

  2. : to pelt with eggs


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