Synonyms of spur


1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring, encouragement

usage: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

2. spur, spine, acantha, projection

usage: any sharply pointed projection

3. spur, plant process, enation

usage: tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers

4. spur, gad, prod, goad

usage: a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"

5. branch line, spur track, spur, line, railway line, rail line

usage: a railway line connected to a trunk line


1. spur, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage

usage: incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"

2. spur, goad, encourage

usage: give heart or courage to

3. spur, strike

usage: strike with a spur

4. spur, goad

usage: goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"

5. spur, equip, fit, fit out, outfit

usage: equip with spurs; "spur horses"

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Definition and meaning of spur (Dictionary)