Middle English Dictionary Entry

eggen v.(1)
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(a) To urge (someone) on; (b) to tempt or entice (someone), to incite (to evil) or lure (awai from good); (c) to stimulate, encourage, exhort (someone); eggen to gōd; (d) refl. to bestir oneself.
(a) To challenge or taunt (someone); (b) to rouse (someone) to anger; to enrage or irritate.