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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
egg (verb)
transitive verb
to incite to action - usually used with on
egg (noun)
1.
a) the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken , also its contents used as food
b) an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence
c) - ovum
2.
something resembling an egg
3.
- person sort a good egg
egg (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to cover with egg
2.
to pelt with eggs
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
egg (noun)
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
egg (verb)
to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action
SYNONIMS:
egg (on), encourage, exhort, goad, nudge, press, prod, prompt
RELATED WORDS:
drive, propel, spur, stimulate; hurry, hustle, push, rush; adjure, beseech, implore, importune; blandish, cajole, coax, soft-soap, wheedle; high-pressure, nag, needle, pressure; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir (up)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deter, discourage, dissuade; brake, check, constrain, curb, hold back, inhibit, restrain
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