prick on (v.) Old form(s): prick'd , prickes, Prickt
incite, urge on, spur on
1H4 V.i.129[Falstaff alone] honour pricks me on
1H6 III.ii.78[Talbot to all] Pricked on by public wrongs sustained in France
Ham I.i.83[Horatio to Marcellus and Barnardo, of old Fortinbras' ambitions] Thereto pricked on by a most emulate pride
LLL I.i.256[King reading Armado's letter to him] my ever-esteemed duty pricks me on
R2 II.iii.78[Berkeley to Bolingbroke] I come ... to know what pricks you on
TG III.i.8[Proteus to Duke] My duty pricks me on
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