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spur

US [spɜr]
UK [spɜː(r)]
  • v.刺激;激励;促进;鞭策
  • n.刺激;激励;鞭策;靴刺
  • Web距;马刺;踢马刺
Plural Form:spurs  Past Tense:spurred  Present Participle:spurring  
spur
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n.
1.
马刺;靴刺a sharp pointed object that riders sometimes wear on the heels of their boots and use to encourage their horse to go faster
2.
[ususing]
~ (to sth)
鞭策;激励;刺激;鼓舞a fact or an event that makes you want to do sth better or more quickly
His speech was a powerful spur to action.
他的讲话很有鼓动力。
3.
山嘴;尖坡;支脉an area of high ground that sticks out from a mountain or hill
4.
(公路或铁路的)支线,岔线a road or a railway/railroad track that leads from the main road or line
IDM
I phoned him up on the spur of the moment.
我一时冲动,给他打了电话。
a spur-of-the-moment decision
心血来潮的决定
on the spur of the moment
一时冲动之下;心血来潮suddenly, without planning in advance
I phoned him up on the spur of the moment.
我一时冲动,给他打了电话。
a spur-of-the-moment decision
心血来潮的决定
win/earn your spurs
获得名望;取得成功to achieve fame or success
v.
1.
鞭策;激励;刺激;鼓舞to encourage sb to do sth or to encourage them to try harder to achieve sth
Her difficult childhood spurred her on to succeed.
她艰辛的童年激励她取得成功。
I was spurred into action by the letter.
那封信激励我行动起来。
The band has been spurred on by the success of their last single.
最近一张单曲唱片的成功使乐队受到鼓舞。
2.
~ sth
促进,加速,刺激(某事发生)to make sth happen faster or sooner
The agreement is essential to spurring economic growth around the world.
这项协议对于促进世界经济的增长是至关重要的。
3.
~ sth
策(马)前进;(尤指用马刺)策(马)加速to encourage a horse to go faster, especially by pushing the spurs on your boots into its side

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