What does egg on mean?

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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"


  1. egg on(Verb)

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

  2. Origin: * From eggja, from egg


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of egg on in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of egg on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Groucho Marx:

    I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

  2. Uma Thurman:

    When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion, I wanted to see the car and I was very upset. Quentin and I had an enormous fight, and I accused him of trying to kill me. And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn’t feel he had tried to kill me.

Images & Illustrations of egg on

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Translations for egg on

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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