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 spur spur

noun

  • () a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something  ( goad, goading, prod, prodding, spurring, urging, spur )
    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
     the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
    the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • () a railway line connected to a trunk line  ( branch line, spur track, spur )
    a railway line connected to a trunk line
  • () a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward  ( gad, spur )
    a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
     cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on
    cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on
  • () tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers  ( spur )
    tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
  • () any sharply pointed projection  ( acantha, spine, spur )
    any sharply pointed projection
  • verb

  • () give heart or courage to  ( goad, spur )
    give heart or courage to
  • () incite or stimulate  ( spur )
    incite or stimulate
     The Academy was formed to spur research
    The Academy was formed to spur research
  • () goad with spurs  ( spur )
    goad with spurs
     the rider spurred his horse
    the rider spurred his horse
  • () strike with a spur  ( spur )
    strike with a spur
  • equip with spurs  ( spur )
    equip with spurs
     spur horses
    spur horses