Definition for spurred (2 of 2)
- a slender, usually hollow, projection from some part of a flower, as from the calyx of the larkspur or the corolla of the violet.
- Also called spur shoot. a short shoot bearing flowers, as in fruit trees.
- a short wooden brace, usually temporary, for strengthening a post or some other part.
- any offset from a wall, as a buttress.
verb (used with object), spurred, spur·ring.
verb (used without object), spurred, spur·ring.
Origin of spur1
Examples from the Web for spurred
That action ignited protests that rocked Wisconsin and spurred a recall—only the second recall of a governor in U.S. history.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what spurred him to action was a Washington Post study of the post-9/11 veteran population.
Anger about Citizens United has spurred a movement to amend the Constitution to reverse the opinion.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Republicans, spurred on by the Tea Party, have taken the approach that they will oppose anything proposed by the President.
But at the same time, our massive economic inequality has spurred very little serious and visible thinking about alternatives.
Slade grunted contemptuously and spurred his horse into a gallop.Bloom of Cactus|Robert Ames Bennet
Spurred to desperate effort, I stood up on the instant and leaned against a rocky wall.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
He spurred his horse some distance into the shallow sea in the hope of animating his sailors to greater efforts.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
The longer hunts brought with them a difficulty which spurred him to further invention."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson
With the magical pressure of her lips upon his, he swung into the saddle and spurred down the road.Bob Hampton of Placer|Randall Parrish
British Dictionary definitions for spurred
- history to earn knighthood
- to prove one's ability; gain distinction
verb spurs, spurring or spurred
Word Origin for spur
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Idioms and Phrases with spurred
In addition to the idiom beginning with spur
- spur on
- on the spur of the moment
- win one's spurs