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verb [transitive] spur pronunciation in British English /spɜː(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlespurring
past tensespurred
past participlespurred
  1. 1



    spur on

    to encourage someone to do something
    The thought of failing my exams spurred me into action.
    His comments spurred me on to success.
  2. 2
    to cause something to happen
    A surplus of oil has spurred a drop in prices.


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