urge


urge
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noun
ADJECTIVE
desperate, great, incredible, intense, irresistible, overpowering, overwhelming, powerful, strong, uncontrollable
strange
violent
sudden

I felt a sudden urge to smash the teapot against the wall.

instinctive, natural

an instinctive urge to tap your feet to the beat of the music

primal, primeval, primitive

the primal urge to reproduce

human

the human urge to control the environment

biological, creative, sexual
VERB + URGE
experience, feel, get, have
avoid, bite back (esp. AmE), control, fight, fight back, hold back, repress, resist, restrain, stifle, suppress

She resisted the urge to kiss him.

I suppressed a strong urge to yawn.

overcome

He overcame his urge to run from the room.

ignore
satisfy
PREPOSITION
urge for

Leaving him off the guest list satisfied her urge for revenge.

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verb
ADVERB
strongly
gently
constantly, repeatedly

He has repeatedly urged the government to do something about this.

publicly
quietly, silently
Urge is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑petition, ↑report, ↑resolution
Urge is used with these nouns as the object: ↑adoption, ↑boycott, ↑cabinet, ↑caution, ↑court, ↑creation, ↑horse, ↑minister, ↑restraint, ↑supporter, ↑voter

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