Egg (someone) on

Do you know the English expression “to egg (someone) on“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Barry: I heard you asked Rachel out on a date yesterday. I thought you were too shy to ask her.

Norman: I was too shy at first, but my friends egged me on.

Does it mean:

a) encourage someone

b) give someone an egg

c) laugh at someone

d) make someone do something

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) encourage someone