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spurring

spu ring

  • n  a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  • v  incite or stimulate
  • v  give heart or courage to
  • v  strike with a spur
  • v  goad with spurs
  • v  equip with spurs

  • Since its founding in 1979, Nickelodeon has developed many good-for-you programs Blues Clues, Dora the Explorer aimed at spurring kids' education and development.
  • An explosion in demand for farm-grown fuels has raised global crop prices to record highs, which is spurring a dramatic expansion of Brazilian agriculture, which is invading the .
  • He had hoped to turn HUD into a shining example of how his party could put capitalist tools to work easing the problems of the poor, spurring new development in the inner cities .
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  • Barack Obama in The Age
    Senator Obama said he was "happy to give Deval credit, as I give credit to a lot people for spurring all kinds of ideas".
  • David Miliband in Independent
    In a letter to The Times, Mr Miliband said: "Any sane person realises that Mugabe's misrule is only spurring Zimbabwe's descent into chaos. If Zimbabwe is to haul itself - with the help it needs and deserves - out of its current meltdown, Mugabe has...
  • Lawrence Summers in Washington Post
    Spurring growth, if we can achieve it,Summers said at Hopkins, "is by far the best way to improve our fiscal position."

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