Definition of Spurring in English :

Define Spurring in English

Spurring meaning in English

Meaning of Spurring in English

Pronunciation of Spurring in English

Spurring pronunciation in English

Pronounce Spurring in English


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1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, spur, spurring, urging

a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

Example Sentences:
'the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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present participle of verb

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1. A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider's boot and is used to urge a horse forward.
2. An incentive: a spur to action.
3. A spurlike attachment or projection, as:
a. A spinelike process on the leg of some birds.
b. A climbing iron; a crampon.
c. A gaff attached to the leg of a gamecock.
d. A short or stunted branch of a tree.
e. A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
4. A lateral ridge projecting from a mountain or mountain range.
5. An oblique reinforcing prop or stay of timber or masonry.
6. Botany A tubular or saclike extension of the corolla or calyx of a flower, as in a columbine or larkspur.
7. An ergot growing on rye.
8. A spur track.
v. spurred, spur·ring, spurs
1. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
2. To incite or stimulate: "A business tax cut is needed to spur industrial investment" (New York Times).
To ride quickly by spurring a horse.

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