egg on

phrasal verb
egged on; egging on; eggs 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.

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“Egg on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egg%20on. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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