Egg on – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To egg on somebody (or egg somebody on) is to strongly encourage someone to do something, often something that is silly, wrong or dangerous.

Examples of use:

1. Egged on by her friends, she jumped in the river.

2. Don’t egg him on! He’s in enough trouble already.

3. He didn’t want to throw stones at the cars, but the other children were egging him on.

4. Her friends egged her on as she skateboarded down the steps.

egg on
present simple
egg on and eggs on
-ing form
egging on
past simple
egged on
past participle
egged on

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