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  Definition of Spur
  1. a railway line connected to a trunk line
  2. 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"
  3. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
  4. tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
  5. any pointed projection
  6. goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
  7. equip with spurs; "spur horses"
  8. strike with a spur
  9. give heart or courage to
  10. incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
Similar Words: branch line, spur track, gad, goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring, spine

 

Hyponyms: loop-line

 

Entailments: injure, wound

 

Part Meronyms: boot

 

Derivational Morphology: goad, urge, urge on, press, exhort, prod, incite, egg on, needle, gad, spine, goading, prodding, urging, spurring

 

 
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