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synonyms for spurred

  • arouse
  • drive
  • propel
  • push
  • spark
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • trigger
  • animate
  • awaken
  • countenance
  • exhort
  • favor
  • goad
  • goose
  • impel
  • instigate
  • press
  • prick
  • prod
  • rally
  • rouse
  • sic
  • urge
  • egg on
  • fire up
  • key up
  • put up to
  • turn on
  • work up

antonyms for spurred

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  • calm
  • check
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • repress
  • stop
  • deaden
  • disapprove
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How to use spurred in a sentence

I rose hastily, mounted my horse, and spurred to the rendezvous of the general staff.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
We spurred across the plain to the mouth of a deep, wooded defile, through which the Prussian grand corps d'armée were advancing.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Mrs. Kerricks prize spurred every girl who had the least ability in that direction to begin writing a dramatic piece.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Bascomb spurred his tired horse cruelly, and they got past Hot Springs at a fairly good gait.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Many fled on foot across the fields, others mounting in wild haste spurred their horses.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
A cruel blow of his spurred heel brought the beast almost to its knees with a whinny of pain.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
The Earl mounted at once, and spurred after Sir Brian for fourteen miles, when he was overtaken by night.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
Coronado spurred his horse down the rough, disjointed, slippery declivity, and the others followed.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
One of these, a tall young man of about Richard's age, spurred ahead; and as he drew near, he dropped his lance-head in salute.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
And he spurred away headlong, his bruise nowhere, one horrible thought mastering all.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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