Definitions for egg on

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word egg on

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prod, incite, egg on(verb)

    urge on; cause to act

    "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

Wiktionary

  1. egg on(Verb)

    To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.

  2. Origin: * From eggja, from egg


Translations for egg on

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • anstiftenGerman
  • παρακινώGreek
  • pousserFrench
  • eggjaIcelandic
  • provoceren, aanzetten totDutch
  • подбивать, подговаривать, науськивать, подстрекатьRussian

Get even more translations for egg on »

Translation

Find a translation for the egg on definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these egg on definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"egg on." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/egg on>.

Are we missing a good definition for egg on? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for egg on:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.