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Meaning & Definition of Spur in English

English

Spur

/spər/

noun

1. A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

  • "The ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
    synonym:
  • goad
  • ,
  • goading
  • ,
  • prod
  • ,
  • prodding
  • ,
  • urging
  • ,
  • spur
  • ,
  • spurring

2. Any sharply pointed projection

    synonym:
  • spur
  • ,
  • spine
  • ,
  • acantha

3. Tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

    synonym:
  • spur

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • spur
  • ,
  • gad

5. A railway line connected to a trunk line

    synonym:
  • branch line
  • ,
  • spur track
  • ,
  • spur

verb

1. Incite or stimulate

  • "The academy was formed to spur research"
    synonym:
  • spur

2. Give heart or courage to

    synonym:
  • spur
  • ,
  • goad

3. Strike with a spur

    synonym:
  • spur

4. Goad with spurs

  • "The rider spurred his horse"
    synonym:
  • spur

5. Equip with spurs

  • "Spur horses"
    synonym:
  • spur

Examples of using

More money for education will spur economic growth.