spur - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/spɜː(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyspur
he/she/itspurs
present participlespurring
past tensespurred
past participlespurred
  1. 1

    spur

    or

    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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