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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [spur]
    • /spɜr/
    • /spɜːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [spur]
    • /spɜr/

Definitions of spurs word

  • noun spurs a batch of newly made rag-paper sheets. 1
  • verb with object spurs to prick with or as if with a spur or spurs; incite or urge on: The rider spurred his mount ruthlessly. Appreciation spurs ambition. 1
  • verb with object spurs to strike or wound with the spur, as a gamecock. 1
  • verb with object spurs to furnish with spurs or a spur. 1
  • verb without object spurs to goad or urge one's horse with spurs or a spur; ride quickly. 1
  • verb without object spurs to proceed hurriedly; press forward: We spurred onward through the night. 1

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Origin of spurs

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
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

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Parts of speech for Spurs


spurs popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

spurs usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for spurs

noun spurs

verb spurs

  • carries — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of carry.
  • drives — Plural form of drive.
  • goads — Plural form of goad.
  • herds — Plural form of herd.
  • leads — Plural form of lead.

Antonyms for spurs

noun spurs

  • dampers — Plural form of damper.

Top questions with spurs

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