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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A railway line connected to a trunk line; A sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; Tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers;

Usage examples (40)
  • spur horses
  • The Academy was formed to spur research
  • Can, and most possibly does, the title spur Millicent’s interest in what follows, or . . .
  • USATODAY. com - Lakers change series in spur of the moment for more
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