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  Words related to spur

Related / Similar Words: branch line, spur track, gad, goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spurring, spine

 

Definition:
  • a railway line connected to a trunk line;
  • 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";
  • a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves";
  • tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers;
  • any pointed projection;
  • goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse";
  • equip with spurs; "spur horses";
  • strike with a spur;
  • give heart or courage to;
  • incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research";

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    Hyponyms: loop-line

     

    Entailments: injure, wound

     

    Part Meronyms: boot

     

    Derivational Morphology: goad, urge, urge on, press, exhort, prod, incite, egg on, needle, gad, spine, goading, prodding, urging, spurring

     

     
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