Spur Spur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spurred} (sp[^u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spurring}.] 1. To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse. [1913 Webster]

2. To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive. [1913 Webster]

Love will not be spurred to what it loathes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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