1. [syn: goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spur \Spur\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spurred (sp[^u]rd); p. pr. &
vb. n. Spurring.]
1. To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to
urge or goad; as, to spur a horse.
2. To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous
pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to
instigate; to impel; to drive.
Love will not be spurred to what it loathes. --Shak.
3. To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad,
goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur,