- n.马刺; 鞭策; 激励; （公路或铁路的）支线;
- v.鼓动; 激励; 使更快发生; 策马前进;
- 复数: spurs;
- 第三人称单数: spurs;
- 过去式: spurred;
- 过去分词: spurred;
- 现在分词: spurring;
His speech was a powerful spur to action.
Criticism can be of great use; we may not like it at the time, but it can spur us on to greater things.
The trade pacts will spur an exodus of US businesses to Mexico.
They admitted they had taken a vehicle on the spur of the moment.
Their attitude, rather than reining him back, only seemed to spur Philip on.
He must have cooked up his scheme on the spur of the moment.
This report could spur some buying in corn futures when the market opens today.
Redundancy is the spur for many to embark on new careers.
International competition is a spur to modernization.
Even a small success would spur me on to greater effort.
It is the bridle and spur that makes a good horse.
On the spur of the moment, they decided to hold a fancy dress party.
Such stories serve as a spur to children's imagination.
This book is a spur to the child's imagination.
Kerouac characters live as simply as possible , and on the spur of the moment.
The impellers are kept in their proper relationship to each other by spur gear.
Just a spur of the moment.
The cooperation between CPC and NGOs make a concerted effort to spur the society to develop.
Can it be as painful as the spur of a fighting cock in one's heel?
它痛起来跟斗鸡脚上装的距铁刺扎进人的脚后跟时一样厉害 吗 ?
——英汉文学 - 老人与海
There are many ways you can place small successes earlier on to spur motivation later.
Surgical upon recent anatomic studies of the periprostatic neuroanatomy continue to spur both advances and debate.
This exchange might then spur on agricultural production.
As a nation and as a people, we began borrowing and spending to spur the economy.
The advantages of the spur gears with cold extrusion metal cutting working production are illustrated.
Interest from Asia might spur more enthusiasm for Africa from other parts of the world.
The ruling party hopes casinos will spur tourism, help revitalise local economies and increase tax revenues.
That dismays many in Berlin, who had hoped that the crisis might spur consolidation.
The thought of the prize is the spur for the team.
Leah's growth spurred her to open her second studio—and it wasn't for the money.
By raising relative demand for clean energy sources, a carbon price would also help align the market return to clean-energy innovation with its social return, spurring the refinement of existing technologies and the development of new ones.
And it would raise the demand for technologies such as carbon capture and storage, spurring their further development.
As a poet, Ted Hughes had an acute sensitivity to the way in which constraints on self-expression, like the disciplines of metre and rhyme (韵律), spur creative thought
1. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
2. any pointed projection
3. tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
4. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward;
"cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
5. a railway line connected to a trunk line
1. incite or stimulate;
"The Academy was formed to spur research"
2. give heart or courage to
3. strike with a spur
4. goad with spurs;
"the rider spurred his horse"
5. equip with spurs;
on the spur of the moment
on a momentary impulse; without premeditation
put (或set) spurs to
use one's spurs to urge on (a horse)
[枝]距 瓣距 又称 :瓣距(calcar )