One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the outcome of the election added a further spur to the reform movement’
stimulus, incentive, encouragement, stimulant, stimulation, inducement, impetus, prod, prompt
informal kick up the backside, shot in the arm
2‘the doctor took an X-ray which showed a spur of bone on the heel’
1‘the confrontation spurred him into writing a letter of resignation’
stimulate, give the incentive to, act as a incentive to, act as a stimulus to, encourage, prompt, propel, prod, induce, impel, motivate, move, galvanize, inspire, urge, drive, egg on, stir
incite, goad, provoke, prick, sting
North American informal root on, light a fire under
‘his decision had been made on the spur of the moment’
impulsively, on impulse, impetuously, without thinking, without planning, without premeditation, unpremeditatedly, impromptu, spontaneously, on the spot
suddenly, all of a sudden, unexpectedly, out of the blue
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