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 for spur
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spur
      n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
           "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
           goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur,
           spurring]
      2: any sharply pointed projection [syn: spur, spine,
         acantha]
      3: tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
      4: 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" [syn:
         spur, gad]
      5: a railway line connected to a trunk line [syn: branch line,
         spur track, spur]
      v 1: incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur
           research"
      2: give heart or courage to [syn: spur, goad]
      3: strike with a spur
      4: goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
      5: equip with spurs; "spur horses"

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