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Noun
An incentive to get something done
“Hilbert's problems were a spur to some of the most productive mathematical research of the 20th century.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
A structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else
“… a weak wall that might need a spur.”
Noun
A branch of a vein
Noun
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
Verb
Promote the development of; stimulate
“A rise in gas prices will spur development of alternative energy sources.”
Verb
To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object
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