spur

  • 61spur — [spɜː] noun [C] I 1) a metal object on the heel of a rider s boot that the rider presses into a horse s side in order to make it go faster 2) something that encourages someone to do something • on the spur of the moment if you do something on the …

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  • 62spur — [OE] Spur goes back ultimately to Indo European *sper ‘hit with the foot, kick’ (source also of English spurn [OE], which originally meant literally ‘hit with the foot, trip over’). From it was descended the prehistoric Germanic noun *spuron,… …

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  • 63Spur — Spurf 1.heißeSpur=Spur,diezurErgreifungdesTätersführt.1950ff,polizeispr.;Kriminalroman oder filmvokabel. 2.kalteSpur=fruchtlosverfolgterHinweisaufeinenTäter.1950ff. 3.keineSpur=durchausnichts;überhauptnicht;nichtimgeringsten.Übertragenvomfruchtlos… …

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  • 64spur — noun 1》 a device with a small spike or a spiked wheel, worn on a rider s heel for urging a horse forward. 2》 an incentive. 3》 a projection from a mountain or mountain range.     ↘Botany a slender tubular projection from the base of a flower, e.g …

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  • 65spur — 1. noun 1) competition can be a spur Syn: stimulus, incentive, encouragement, inducement, impetus, prod, motivation, inspiration, catalyst, springboard; informal kick up the backside, shot in the arm Ant: disincentive, dis …

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  • 66spur — I. noun Etymology: Middle English spure, from Old English spura; akin to Old English spurnan to kick more at spurn Date: before 12th century 1. a. a pointed device secured to a rider s heel and used to urge on the horse b. plural [from the… …

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  • 67spur — SYN: calcar. [A.S. spora] calcarine s. [TA] the lower of two elevations on the medial wall of the posterior horn of the lateral ventricle of the brain, caused by the depth of the calcarine sul …

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  • 68Spur — This unusual and interesting name is a variant of the metonymic ocupational name Spurr , a spurner, or maker of spurs. The derivation is from the Middle English spore or spure , itself deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century spora or spura …

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  • 69Spur — 1. a) Abdruck, Fährte, Fußabdruck, Fußspur, Fußstapfen, Fußtapfen, Stapfen, Tapfen; (Jägerspr.): Tritt. b) Bahn; (Skisport): Loipe. 2. Anhaltspunkt, Anzeichen, Beweis, Merkmal, Überrest, Zeichen; (bildungsspr.): Indiz. 3. Bahn, Fahrbahn, Fahrspur …

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  • 70spur — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spine; rowel; incentive, goad, stimulus; projection, headland, siding. See sharpness, cause. v. t. goad, incite. See cause. spur of the moment II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. goad, prick, impel; see drive 1 …

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  • 71Spur — die Spur, en Die Polizei hat noch keine Spur …

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  • 72spur — See: ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT, WIN ONE S SPURS …

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  • 73spur — See: ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT, WIN ONE S SPURS …

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  • 74spur — n. [A.S. spora, spur] 1. A movable spine like process. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) a. In Cirripedia, a pendent like projection from the basal margin of the tergum. b. In Ostracoda, a flattened spine like projection in some dimorphic genera …

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  • 75spur on — verb To spur. Initially spurred on by Sukarno himself, Indonesian women had participated actively in the national independence war …

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  • 76spur on — phr verb Spur on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑horse …

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  • 77spur — Synonyms and related words: accelerate, activation, actuation, aculeate, acuminate, animate, appendage, arm, arouse, awaken, barb, barbel, barbule, bill, bough, branch, brashly, breakwater, bundle, bustle, cage, cape, catalyst, cheer on,… …

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  • 78Spur — Original name in latin Spur Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 33.47648 latitude 100.85569 altitude 701 Population 1318 Date 2011 05 14 …

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  • 79spur — Шип (Spur)     Остроконечный элемент в правой нижней части латинской прописной G, левой нижней части строчной b и аналогичных по конструкции знаков в некоторых шрифтах [упорядоченное множество знаков определенной системы письма] …

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  • 80spur — See: on the spur of the moment, win one s spurs …

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