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Definition of "spurred" []

  • Wearing spurs: Spurred riders sat astride sleek mares. (adjective)
  • Having spurs or a spur: spurred flowers; spurred boots. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spurred" in a sentence
  • "Tessa and I were given $100 cash to read a script in November 2000, a script so bad that even the title spurred paroxysms of fitful laughter (I'd say which script it was, but this blog has gotten me into enough trouble this week already)."
  • "Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's (D) surprise announcement Tuesday that he will not seek another term spurred widespread speculation that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will run for the job."
  • ""To the Lord of all the Mountains," she answered, with a smile that was sweet yet very sad; and without another word spurred on her horse."