spur

All Noun Verb
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  • Info A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding. more...
  • This brought new life to the area, spurring more development around the station.
  • Popular success was very limited, though a small demand spurred some commercial recording.
  • It has one large and several smaller spurs of rock rising above the general surface.
  • However, before they even played a game the name was changed to Spurs.
  • However this has spurred the student association to work hard to offer students better value for money.
  • You see then that it is their way of spurring themselves on to work. Cited from Jean-Christophe Journey's End, by Romain Rolland
  • The stations make up five railway lines with one spur line.
  • This leaves two high spurs on the west side of the river.
  • Whatever he did, he made up on the spur of the moment.
  • A very short branch line may be called a spur line.
  • The temple site was on a low spur of the hill, below the town.
  • While some spurs still exist, other lines within the county were abandoned.
  • Then spurring his horse, he was out of sight in a moment. Cited from St. Elmo, Augusta J. Evans
  • A western spur of the trace ran through part of the modern-day park.
  • She also believes fear spurs many world leaders to lose sight of their purpose.
  • Game Five was won by one point with the Spurs taking the victory.
  • These events spurred an effort to create an official national championship.
  • Spurring my horse, another moment saw me riding hard behind him. Cited from Forest & Frontiers, by G. A. Henty
  • He was largely responsible for spurring interest in early 19th-century American art.
  • She claimed that this spurred her to then start her decades-long walking journey for peace.
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Meaning of spur

  • noun Any sharply pointed projection
  • noun Tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
  • noun 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
  • verb Incite or stimulate
    The Academy was formed to spur research
  • verb Give heart or courage to
  • verb Strike with a spur
  • verb Goad with spurs
    the rider spurred his horse
  • verb Equip with spurs
    spur horses