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verb [transitive]     spur pronunciation in British English
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. 3
    to use spurs to make a horse go faster

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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