verb (used with object), urged, urg·ing.
verb (used without object), urged, urg·ing.
- urey, harold clayton,
- urge incontinence,
- urgency incontinence,
Origin of urge
Examples from the Web for urge
I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.
But not even the threat of death can suppress the urge to live vicariously through Jack Dawson and James Bond.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They're also proof that no matter how fancy you are, you can't escape the urge to watch two girls make out.High-End Pervs Film Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Sucking Face|Amy Zimmerman|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, about five years ago, I had this urge to dabble with it again.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anger Is an Energy is a tremendously entertaining read, and I urge everyone to pick up a copy and start dreaming again.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doesn't this urge you to pity, so that you will beg His Holiness for pardon, beg him to receive us?Three Plays|Luigi Pirandello
He had scarcely arrived when he made every exertion to urge it to adopt measures of severity.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
A favourable wind would tear the field loose from the cliffs and urge it to sea.Billy Topsail, M.D.|Norman Duncan
I shall not proceed further to urge that the Christian apologetic in relation to biology has been successful.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
The importance of this last to the liberty and property of our citizens, induces me to urge it on your earliest attention.'
Word Origin for urge
1550s, from Latin urgere "to press hard, push, drive, compel," from PIE root *werg- "to work" (cf. Avestan vareza "work, activity;" Greek ergon "work," orgia "religious performances," organon "tool;" Armenian gorc "work;" Lithuanian verziu "tie, fasten, squeeze," vargas "need, distress;" Old Church Slavonic vragu "enemy;" Gothic waurkjan, Old English wyrcan "work;" Gothic wrikan "persecute," Old English wrecan "drive, hunt, pursue;" Old Norse yrka "work, take effect"). Related: Urged; urging.
1610s, from urge (v.); in frequent use after c.1910.