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Noun
A small spike, either as an appendage or part of a device
“As the horse spurts forward when prodded with a spur, so the doers forge ahead under the lash of criticism.”
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An incentive to get something done
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“Hilbert's problems were a spur to some of the most productive mathematical research of the 20th century.”
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A thing that extends outwards from something else
“In this type of procedure, resection of a calcaneal spur is generally not performed.”
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A projection or outgrowth from a landscape or hill
“And then, we went around a giant spur in the side of the mountain, and before us was a great light.”
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A side shoot or branch on a plant or tree
“Where the stem is attached to the spur on the tree, there is a slight swelling in the stem.”
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A sharp spur or projection
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A pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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The act of facilitating or expediting the progress or movement of
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Anything that serves to remind
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A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal
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Something or someone that makes a process easier or faster
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A person who institutes or establishes something
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A person who intentionally instigates or incites trouble or mischief
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A point of high land that juts out into the sea
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A bird of the species Passer domesticus, native to much of Eurasia
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A person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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A cleat is a batten, bit, or block used to secure and fasten ropes or cables
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Any part of the body of a person or animal
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The action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope
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To push or poke sharply into something
“So you spur him in the side to make him straighten up, and then when you want him to go forward, he'll go to the side.”
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To encourage or incite the development or occurrence of
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“She'd deliberately taunted him, hoping to spur him into a realization that maybe his focus was too intent on things that didn't matter as much.”
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To hasten or speed up the development or occurrence of
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“Fortuitously, a number of elements came together to spur the progress of the new industry.”
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To encourage, or to make (someone) bold or brave
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To move or progress with great haste
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To assist, support or back someone in their actions or endeavors
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To move or run away quickly
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