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English definition of “spur”


verb [T] (ENCOURAGE)    /spɜːr/ US  /spɝː/ (-rr-)
C2 to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster : Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth . Spurred (on) by her early success , she went on to write four more novels in rapid succession .Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of spur verb (ENCOURAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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