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Noun: spur  spur
  1. Anything that inspires, motivates or drives you to do something
    - goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring
  2. Any sharply pointed projection
    - spine, acantha
  3. Tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
  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";
    - gad
  5. A railway line connected to a trunk line
    - branch line, spur track
Verb: spur (spurred,spurring)  spur
  1. Incite or stimulate
    "The Academy was formed to spur research"
  2. Give heart or courage to
    - goad
  3. Strike with a spur
  4. Goad with spurs
    "the rider spurred his horse"
  5. Equip with spurs
    "spur horses"

Derived forms: spurs, spurring, spurred

Type of: advance, boost, enation, encourage, encouragement, equip, fit, fit out, further, goad, line, outfit, plant process, prod, projection, promote, rail line, railroad line [N. Amer], railway line [Brit, Cdn], strike

Part of: boot

Encyclopedia: Spur, Texas