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See definition of spurs on Dictionary.com
  • nounincitement, stimulus
  • verbincite, prompt

synonyms for spurs

  • activation
  • actuation
  • catalyst
  • excitant
  • goad
  • goose
  • impetus
  • impulse
  • incentive
  • incitation
  • inducement
  • motivation
  • motive
  • needle
  • prick
  • stimulant
  • trigger
  • turn-on
  • urge
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antonyms for spurs

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  • block
  • deterrent
  • discouragement
  • hindrance
  • prevention
  • curb
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How to use spurs in a sentence

The jagged top and spurs of San Jacinto Mountain shone like the turrets and posterns of a citadel built of rubies.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
A touch of the spurs sent Nejdi with a mighty bound into the midst of the rabble who held the road.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
My spurs fairly lifted the dun horse, and we scuttled in the opposite direction like a scared antelope.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Felipe glanced at the horses, then driving his spurs deep into his horse's sides, galloped after them.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I mean, that as you have come in with your boots and spurs, to thank you for that you have not brought your horse too.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
On hearing this, the Earl of Gloucester at once sent Bruce a broad hint in the form of twelve pence and a pair of spurs.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
They raised their hands in salute, turned, and putting spurs to their horses, were soon out of sight.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
And striking spurs to his steed he charged furiously upon Sir Edward Bruce's division, but was quickly borne down and slain.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
She sank her spurs into her horse and bending low over his neck was away like an arrow, but no avenging bullet followed her.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Luckily, a cruel dig of her spurs in the horse's side brought the big beast to his senses.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
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