Pronunciation of Spur
/spˈɜː/, /spˈɜː/, /s_p_ˈɜː/
Synonyms for spur:
intercede, exhort, suborn, dangle, push for, heel, seduce, corral, inspire, dare, entice, reason with, prevail on, rope in, psych up, wheedle, goad on, motivate, sell on, Stimulator, urge on, incentivize, nudge, encourage, prompting, put up to, persuade, angle for, cajole, wean off, lead on, claw, poach, chivvy.
involve, plead, instigate, tempt, inducement, lure, fillip, draw in, stir into, foment, enforce, inspiration, provoke, rouse, incentive, stimulant, catalyst, stimulus, egg on, get around, nail down, frighten, work on, trigger, stimulation, nourishment, sell, enticement, convince.
Other synonyms and related words:
catalyst, goad, sticker, vertebral column, generalized anxiety disorder, dangle, intercede, importunity, convince, nourishment, instigation, branch line, impetus, appeal, goad on, force, pricker, spur track, encourage, bridge, lead, anxiety reaction, back, egg on, spurring, prod, motivate, incitement, motivation, buttress, provoke, impulse, wheedle, start, inspiration, persuasion, poach, urging, impel, fillip, momentum, brace, bank, encouragement, stimulus, prodding, propel, incite, inspire, inflame, trigger, stimulate, pique, nudge, incentive, support, get, rachis, exhort, put up to, prevail on, claw, involve, instigate, enticement, plead, spinal column, persuade, incitation, seduce, move, prompting, urgency, commit, strip, inducement, foment, provocation, stimulant, Stimulator, prompt, urge on, entice, prickle, rouse, suborn, corridor, stimulation, enforce, mobilize, reinforcement, galvanize, boost, goading, cajole, lure, corral, motive, decay, yeast, gad, tempt, prop, work, excite, backbone.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
Sense 8 (noun)
incitement, stimulus (noun)
incite, prompt (verb)
Usage examples for spur:
- Speaking of this, on the spur of the moment she had up the servants and prayed for 'our poor Queen, who is in ignorance of all these things. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
- The wildest man- killin', spur- hatin' bronchos don't put up no fight when them long legs of Dan settle round 'em. - "The Untamed", Max Brand.
- There is in the whole or the upper stretch of the tidal water but one place where a bluff of high and dry land faces, not indeed land equally dry immediately upon the farther bank, but at least a spur of dry land which approaches fairly near to the main stream. - "The Historic Thames", Hilaire Belloc.