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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spurred p. pr. & vb. n. Spurring.]
 1. To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse.
 2. To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive.
    Love will not be spurred to what it loathes.   --Shak.
 3. To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spur
      n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
           "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
            goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring]
      2: any pointed projection [syn: spine]
      3: tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
      4: 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" [syn: gad]
      5: a railway line connected to a trunk line [syn: branch line,
          spur track]
      v 1: incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur
           research"
      2: give heart or courage to [syn: goad]
      3: strike with a spur
      4: goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
      5: equip with spurs; "spur horses"
      [also: spurring, spurred]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spurring
      n : a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
          "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
          goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spurring
      See spur