Definition of 'spur'
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The other great spur was my friends. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These produce fruit on short stems called spurs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This exhibition could be just the spur that is needed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You may be her spur to quit her sleazy business. The Sun (2013)Rose seemed booted and spurred for greatness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What was intended as a spur to competition had the opposite effect. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it was a spur to lesser things. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The older ones are constantly bringing friends home on the spur of the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crisis spurred the growth of the suburbs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Until her death we spurred one another along in our endeavours to remain stoic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Spurs drew too many at the end of last term. The Sun (2013)The goal spurred us to go on to clinch a fine victory. The Sun (2011)The need to be financially viable is a great spur to improvement and better service. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Spurs just about deserved victory but were well below their best. The Sun (2014)Spurs may claim they have at least won a trophy in the last nine months. The Sun (2008)Driving it is like wearing spurs on your boots. The Sun (2006)Spurs will face competition for both players. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And that dented pride was one of the main things that spurred me on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Spurs were winning 5-0 at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is a fat, curved spur at the back. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Spurs' announcement of a new boss is not expected before next week. The Sun (2012)Champagne had transformed them into a most impressive side and Spurs were obviously up against it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Spurs are short of attacking quality, have no recognised defensive midfielder and also failed to sign a left winger. The Sun (2008)Spurs sold him back to Porto for a 1.25m loss. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'spur'
British English: spur VERB
If one thing spurs you to do another, it encourages you to do it.
It's the money that spurs these fishermen to risk a long ocean journey in their flimsy boats.
British English: spur NOUN
Something that acts as a spur to something else encourages a person or organization to do that thing or makes it happen more quickly.
...a belief in competition as a spur to efficiency.
Definition of spur from the Collins English Dictionary
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