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Meaning of spur

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  spur
      n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
           "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: {goad},
           {goading}, {prod}, {prodding}, {urging}, {spur},
           {spurring}]
      2: any sharply pointed projection [syn: {spur}, {spine},
         {acantha}]
      3: tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
      4: a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse
         onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on" [syn:
         {spur}, {gad}]
      5: a railway line connected to a trunk line [syn: {branch line},
         {spur track}, {spur}]
      v 1: incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur
           research"
      2: give heart or courage to [syn: {spur}, {goad}]
      3: strike with a spur
      4: goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
      5: equip with spurs; "spur horses"


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