spurred

[ spurd ]
/ spɜrd /

adjective

having a spur or spurs.
bearing spurs or spurlike spines.

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Origin of spurred

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at spur1, -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM spurred

un·spurred, adjective

Definition for spurred (2 of 2)

spur1
[ spur ]
/ spɜr /

noun

verb (used with object), spurred, spur·ring.

verb (used without object), spurred, spur·ring.

to goad or urge one's horse with spurs or a spur; ride quickly.
to proceed hurriedly; press forward: We spurred onward through the night.

Origin of spur

1
before 900; (noun) Middle English spure, Old English spura; cognate with Old High German sporo, Old Norse spori spur; akin to spurn; (v.) Middle English spuren, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM spur

spur·less, adjectivespur·like, adjectivespur·rer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spurred

spur
/ (spɜː) /

noun

verb spurs, spurring or spurred

Word Origin for spur

Old English spura; related to Old Norse spori, Old High German sporo
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Medical definitions for spurred

spur
[ spûr ]

n.

A spine or projection from a bone.
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Scientific definitions for spurred

spur
[ spûr ]

A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
A projection from a bone, as on the heel of the foot.
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Idioms and Phrases with spurred

spur

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