Egg Egg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Egged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Egging}.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See {Edge}.] To urge on; to instigate; to incite? [1913 Webster]

Adam and Eve he egged to ill. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

[She] did egg him on to tell How fair she was. --Warner. [1913 Webster]

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