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

  • Pavlenko said Ukraine was grateful for the singer's charity work and expressed hope that his desire to adopt Lev would spur the domestic adoption of more children with health .
  • It will also include incentives for corporate investment and tax breaks to spur small-business purchases of new equipment.
  • After floating debris and oils ignited in 1969, the public outcry over this burning river in Ohio helped spur the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection .
News & Articles

  • Cuomo proposes to make SUNY campuses tax-free
    Will it spur new businesses or leave out already-established employers out in the cold? Those were some of the questions a surrogate of Governor Cuomo answered at Broome Community College Tuesday as she pitched Cuomo's Tax-Free New York proposal. The bill would establish 64 SUNY campuses as tax-free zones for businesses that create new jobs. Deputy Secretary of State Dierdre Scozzafava says a ...
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 40 Binghamton
  • Japan Power Industry Bill Gets First Nod to Break Up Monopolies
    The first phase of a proposal to revamp Japan’s 16 trillion yen ($166 billion) electricity industry and spur competitition by making utilities split power generation and distribution passed a lower house committee.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Brownfield Areas Designated to Spur Development
    In a move designed to spur economic development, city commissioners have approved the designation of more than 800 acres as brownfield areas.
    June 10, 2013 - The Lakeland Ledger

  • President Bush in Xinhua
    We expect they will use it to boost consumer spending and that will spur job creation as well,Bush said in Friday's statement.
  • Ben Bernanke in The Age
    One option is for the Fed to buy "longer-term Treasury or agency securities on the open market in substantial quantities," Bernanke said. "This approach might influence the yields on these securities, thus helping to spur aggregate demand."
  • Barack Obama in KHON2
    To regenerate a severed spinal cord and lift someone from a wheelchair. to spur insulin production and spare a child from a lifetime of needles,said President Obama.

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