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Noun
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 short pointed growth or process on a part of the body
“In this type of procedure, resection of a calcaneal spur is generally not performed.”
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A structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else
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“… a weak wall that might need a spur.”
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A branch of a vein
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A projection from the round base of a column, occupying the angle of a square plinth upon which the base rests, or bringing the bottom bed of the base to a nearly square form
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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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A thing that extends outwards from something else
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The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object
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A person who intentionally instigates, incites, or starts something, especially one that creates trouble
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A strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
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A very common small bird of the species Passer domesticus
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A person who helps a group to have an effective dialog without taking any side of the argument, especially in order to reach a consensus
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The act or condition of increasing in speed or rate
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A point of high land that juts out into the sea
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One who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or attempts to stimulate innovation by proving an irritant
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A barrier built out into the sea to protect a coast or harbour from the force of waves
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The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
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To promote the development of
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“A rise in gas prices will spur development of alternative energy sources.”
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To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object
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(lead to) To culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
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To attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
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To move or run away quickly
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To urge, push, or force onward
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