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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 projection or outgrowth from a landscape or body
“In this type of procedure, resection of a calcaneal spur is generally not performed.”
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A thing that extends outwards from something else
“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 pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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An abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine
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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 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 person who institutes or establishes something
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A very common small bird of the species Passer domesticus
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The act or condition of increasing in speed or rate
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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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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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Any part of the body of a person or animal
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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 suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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To move or run away quickly
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To direct or steer a group of animals or people
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