The definition of a spur is anything that pushes someone or something forward or a device that goes over a shoe during horseback riding for the rider to use to push the horse forward.(noun)
To spur is defined as to urge on.(verb)
An example of to spur is to cheer on a friend in a race.
See spur in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME spure < OE spura, akin to Ger sporn < IE base *sp(h)er-, to jerk, push with the foot > spurn, Sans sphurāti, (he) kicks away, L spernere, lit., to push away
See spur in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English spure
Origin: , from Old English spura; see sperə- in Indo-European roots.
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