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.
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