- 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 .
- 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."