Noun(1) a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something(2) any sharply pointed projection(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(5) a railway line connected to a trunk line
Verb(1) incite or stimulate(2) give heart or courage to(3) strike with a spur(4) goad with spurs(5) equip with spurs
(1) governments cut interest rates to spur demand(2) it's an easy walk up the spur that leads to the summit(3) Their continuing presence is a spur to violence.(4) A rise in gas prices will spur development of alternative energy sources.(5) The hilltop spur has stunning views across the Severn valley.(6) wars act as a spur to practical invention(7) For those of our readers who specialize in this subject, this should serve both as an expert review and a spur to fresh thinking.(8) Another spur to expeditions from the 1790s was the desire of British Protestant churches to evangelize overseas.(9) Anger can be channeled as a spur to action rather than being destructive. But Mars at its best is purposeful, an achiever and self-starter, and a force to be reckoned with.(10) The government says the tax cuts are needed to spur a stagnant economy.(11) Officials hope it will spur the development of the corporate bond market in Hong Kong, boosting the city's role as a regional financial centre.(12) Any player averaging a hat-trick per game over an entire season is clearly not lacking talent, but Ross claims that enthusiasm is his main spur .(13) It is hoped that the bank will cut its interest rates to spur growth when its council next meets on Thursday.(14) The gallery formed a spur jutting off the main building and was entered at its eastern end through the door that had not been walled up after Elizabeth's visit.(15) To some extent, this has undoubtedly acted as a spur to research, but I believe that it distorts more than it reveals, and that all ultimately lose by the process.(16) Hilbert's problems were a spur to some of the most productive mathematical research of the 20th century.
(1) spur gear :: प्रोत्साहन गियर
(2) spur on :: वर चालना
1. stimulus ::
2. projection ::
3. spur track ::
4. spine ::
5. gad ::
7. stimulate ::
8. goad ::
1. disincentive ::
Word Example from TV Shows
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It was SPUR of the moment.
The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Episode 23
And you got married SPUR of the moment.
The Big Bang Theory Season 10, Episode 13
Spur of the moment,
your dad ups and buys you
a brand-new Challenger?
Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 7
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