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1. spur

noun. ['ˈspɝː'] a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something.

Synonyms

  • goading
  • prod
  • goad
  • spurring
  • prodding
  • encouragement

Antonyms

  • empty
  • dissuasion
  • dishearten
  • lower

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Spur

  • entrepreneur
  • restauranteur
  • restaurateur
  • transfer
  • saboteur
  • redifer
  • francoeur
  • connoisseur
  • reoccur
  • ramseur
  • prefer
  • monsieur
  • lefleur
  • lafleur
  • defleur
  • credeur
  • confer
  • concur
  • refer
  • recur
  • oclair
  • o'clair
  • mcgirr
  • mccur
  • liqueur
  • inter
  • infer
  • incur
  • esquer
  • dufur

Sentences with spur


1. Noun, singular or mass
Male platypodes have a spur on each foot, from which they can deliver a venomous sting.

2. Verb, base form
How people view relationships can spur on clinginess in them.

3. Adjective
Highway 101 briefly travels inland for several miles before this spur route returns to the beach.

Quotes about spur


1. Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.
- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

2. spur

verb. ['ˈspɝː'] give heart or courage to.

Synonyms

  • goad

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • undress

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. spur

verb. ['ˈspɝː'] incite or stimulate.

Synonyms

  • boost
  • promote
  • further
  • advance

Antonyms

  • differ
  • disagree
  • fall short of
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. spur

noun. ['ˈspɝː'] a railway line connected to a trunk line.

Synonyms

  • railway line
  • line
  • loop-line
  • spur track
  • rail line

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • despair
  • inactivity
  • natural object

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. spur

noun. ['ˈspɝː'] a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward.

Synonyms

  • gad
  • prod
  • boot
  • goad

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. spur

verb. ['ˈspɝː'] strike with a spur.

Synonyms

  • injure
  • strike

Antonyms

  • borrow
  • defuse
  • unmuzzle

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. spur

noun. ['ˈspɝː'] any sharply pointed projection.

Synonyms

  • spine
  • acantha

Antonyms

  • near
  • recede
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. spur

verb. ['ˈspɝː'] goad with spurs.

Antonyms

  • fall back

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. spur

noun. ['ˈspɝː'] tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers.

Synonyms

  • enation

Antonyms

  • demote
  • criticize

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. spur

verb. ['ˈspɝː'] equip with spurs.

Synonyms

  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • wane
  • back
  • middle

Etymology

  • spora (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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