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egg (someone) on
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Definition: urge; encourage

Explanation: Used in a negative manner when someone encourages someone else in rather poor behavior.

Examples: Don't egg him on, he's already bad enough! - You really shouldn't egg her one when she gets like this. She needs some discipline.

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