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spur 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/spər/,
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spurs, plural;
  1. Urge (a horse) forward by digging one's spurs into its sides
    • - she spurred her horse toward the hedge
  2. Give an incentive or encouragement to (someone)
    • - her sons' passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software store
  3. Cause or promote the development of; stimulate
    • - governments cut interest rates to spur demand
Noun
  1. A device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider's heel and used for urging a horse forward

  2. A thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive
    • - profit was both the spur and the reward of enterprise
  3. A hard spike on the back of the leg of a cock or male game bird, used in fighting

  4. A steel point fastened to the leg of a gamecock

  5. A climbing iron

  6. A thing that projects or branches off from a main body, in particular

  7. A projection from a mountain or mountain range

  8. A short branch road or rail line

  9. A slender tubular projection from the base of a flower, e.g., a honeysuckle or orchid, typically containing nectar

  10. A short fruit-bearing side shoot


  1. goad: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
  2. incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
  3. any sharply pointed projection
  4. give heart or courage to
  5. tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
  6. strike with a spur
  7. A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding. It is usually used to refine the riding aids (commands) and to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat, hands and voice). ...
  8. The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, or SPUR, is a non-profit research, education, and advocacy organization focused on issues of planning and governance. ...
  9. A spur (French griffe, German Knoll), in architecture, is the ornament carved on the angles of the base of early columns.
  10. A spur in botany is a spike, usually part of a flower.
  11. A spur route is a short road forming a branch from a longer, more important route (typically a major road, freeway, Interstate Highway or motorway). A bypass or beltway is never considered a true spur route as it typically reconnects with the major road. ...
  12. A spur is a subsidiary summit of a mountain. By definition, spurs have low topographic prominence, as they are lower than their parent summit and are closely connected to them on the same ridgeline. ...
  13. A rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse. Often worn by, and emblematic of, the cowboy or the knight. ...
  14. (SPURS) stubby, often sharp twigs.
  15. (Spurs) Small metal devices worn on the rider’s boot to help urge a horse on
  16. Spurs are have a heel band, a shank, and a rowel. It is a tool used to persuade but not injure, the horse to move on.
  17. (Spurs) Triangular refractory supports which keep glazed ware from touching kiln shelves during firing.
  18. (SPURS) attached to the heel of boots used by riders to urge a horse forward to buck or to hang on to a bull
  19. (Spurs) 3 (Makati CBD, Sales, and Bicutan); 6 (including Sucat, Alabang, and Filinvest, future expansion)
  20. (Spurs) An artificial aid fitted to the heel of the rider.
  21. (Spurs) Boney growths that usually appear in joints. Can be caused by biomechanical instability, aging, degeneration and disease.
  22. (Spurs) Bull riders wear spurs that are required to have dull, loosely locked rowels (the wheel-like part of the spur that comes in contact with the animal). The spurs help a rider maintain his balance by giving him added grip with his feet. ...
  23. (Spurs) Electrical cables run from a ring circuit to feed other sockets or appliances
  24. (Spurs) Jakes grow 1/2-inch or shorter spurs their first year. Two-year-old toms sport blunt spurs that measure less than 7/8 of an inch. By age three, a gobbler's spurs can become sharp, unless worn down by rocky terrain. ...
  25. (Spurs) Legs at the bottom of the bass drum that stop the drum sliding forward on the floor.