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Synonyms for spurspɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(noun)

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, importunity, urgency, urging, goad, acantha, spine, branch line, spur

  2. spur, spine, acantha(noun)

    any sharply pointed projection

    gad, prod, sticker, spikelet, goading, urging, prickle, pricker, spine, thorn, spurring, spinal column, spur, back, branch line, backbone, acantha, spur track, rachis, prodding, goad, vertebral column

  3. spur(noun)

    tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, spine, urging, acantha, branch line, goad

  4. spur, gad(noun)

    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"

    generalized anxiety disorder, spur track, goading, spurring, prod, prodding, gad, spine, urging, acantha, branch line, goad, spur, anxiety reaction

  5. branch line, spur track, spur(verb)

    a railway line connected to a trunk line

    spur track, goading, spurring, prod, goad, gad, spine, urging, acantha, prodding, branch line, spur

  6. spur(verb)

    incite or stimulate

    "The Academy was formed to spur research"


  7. spur, goad(verb)

    give heart or courage to

    needle, spur, goad, prick

  8. spur(verb)

    strike with a spur


  9. spur(verb)

    goad with spurs

    "the rider spurred his horse"


  10. spur(verb)

    equip with spurs

    "spur horses"


Editors Contribution

  1. actuate

    anything that pushes someone or something forward

    her mother's motivational talk spurred her daughter to endure high school.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spur(n.)

    goad, prick, point, rowel

  2. spur(n.)

    incitement, stimulus, incentive, impulse, inducement, instigation, provocation, motive

  3. spur(n.)

    snag, point, knot, gnarl, knob, projection

  4. spur(n.)

    ergot, horn-seed, spurred rye

  5. spur(v. a.)

    prick (with the spur)

  6. spur(v. a.)

    stimulate, incite, rouse, arouse, goad, induce, instigate, impel, urge forward, drive

  7. spur(v. n.)

    prick, gallop, hasten, press forward, press on

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stimulate, epi, spike, encourage, talon, incentive, stimulus, galvanise, boost, ips

Translations for spur

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • esperonar, esperóCatalan, Valencian
  • ostruhaCzech
  • sporeDanish
  • Ansporn, Sporn, anspornenGerman
  • sprono, sproniEsperanto
  • estimular, espolear, extensión, espolón, espolonear, acicate, motivar, alcurnia, espuela, incentivo, animar, incitar, incentivar, prolongación, acicatear, conexiónSpanish
  • yllyttää, kannustin, kannustaa, kannusFinnish
  • éperon, éperonner, ergotFrench
  • sarkantyúHungarian
  • խթանArmenian
  • memacuIndonesian
  • incitare, incoraggiare, protuberanza, divaricazione, spronare, propaggini, sperone, sporgenza, diramazione, pungolare, sprono, montare gli speroni, instigare, stimolareItalian
  • 拍車をかける, 刺激, 行動, 拍車, 突くJapanese
  • kipa, taumutuMāori
  • taji, pacuMalay
  • spoor, aanmoedigen, bewegen, aansporenDutch
  • ostrogaPolish
  • espora, provocar, estimular, instigarPortuguese
  • îndemnaRomanian
  • корень, побуждать, стимул, пришпорить, подгонять, пришпоривать, отрог, шпораRussian
  • оструга, мамуза, ostruga, mamuzaSerbo-Croatian
  • sporra, sporreSwedish
  • mahmuzTurkish

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