"spurs" in the noun sense
1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
2. spur, spine, acantha
any sharply pointed projection
tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
4. spur, gad
a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
"cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
5. branch line, spur track, spur
a railway line connected to a trunk line
"spurs" in the verb sense
incite or stimulate
"The Academy was formed to spur research"
2. spur, goad
give heart or courage to
strike with a spur
goad with spurs
"the rider spurred his horse"
equip with spurs
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