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So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines.
Libba Bray

Meaning of "spurred" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPURRED

spurred play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPURRED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spurred is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb spurred in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPURRED

PRESENT

Present
I spur
you spur
he/she/it spurs
we spur
you spur
they spur
Present continuous
I am spurring
you are spurring
he/she/it is spurring
we are spurring
you are spurring
they are spurring
Present perfect
I have spurred
you have spurred
he/she/it has spurred
we have spurred
you have spurred
they have spurred
Present perfect continuous
I have been spurring
you have been spurring
he/she/it has been spurring
we have been spurring
you have been spurring
they have been spurring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I spurred
you spurred
he/she/it spurred
we spurred
you spurred
they spurred
Past continuous
I was spurring
you were spurring
he/she/it was spurring
we were spurring
you were spurring
they were spurring
Past perfect
I had spurred
you had spurred
he/she/it had spurred
we had spurred
you had spurred
they had spurred
Past perfect continuous
I had been spurring
you had been spurring
he/she/it had been spurring
we had been spurring
you had been spurring
they had been spurring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will spur
you will spur
he/she/it will spur
we will spur
you will spur
they will spur
Future continuous
I will be spurring
you will be spurring
he/she/it will be spurring
we will be spurring
you will be spurring
they will be spurring
Future perfect
I will have spurred
you will have spurred
he/she/it will have spurred
we will have spurred
you will have spurred
they will have spurred
Future perfect continuous
I will have been spurring
you will have been spurring
he/she/it will have been spurring
we will have been spurring
you will have been spurring
they will have been spurring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would spurred
you would spurred
he/she/it would spurred
we would spurred
you would spurred
they would spurred
Conditional continuous
I would be spurring
you would be spurring
he/she/it would be spurring
we would be spurring
you would be spurring
they would be spurring
Conditional perfect
I would have spurred
you would have spurred
he/she/it would have spurred
we would have spurred
you would have spurred
they would have spurred
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been spurring
you would have been spurring
he/she/it would have been spurring
we would have been spurring
you would have been spurring
they would have been spurring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you spur
we let´s spur
you spur
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to spur
Past participle
spurred
Present Participle
spurring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPURRED

spur-of-the-moment
spurdog
spurge
spurge laurel
spuriae
spuriosity
spurious
spuriously
spuriousness
spurless
spurn
spurner
spurrey
spurrier
spurries
spurring
spurry
spurt
spurter
spurtle

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPURRED

barred
blurred
burred
concurred
deferred
demurred
furred
incurred
occurred
preferred
recurred
referred
reoccurred
slurred
smurred
starred
stirred
transferred
unblurred
unfurred

Synonyms and antonyms of spurred in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPURRED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spurred» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spurred

Translation of «spurred» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPURRED

Find out the translation of spurred to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spurred from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spurred» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刺激
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estimulado
570 millions of speakers

English

spurred
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रेरित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حفزت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стимулировало
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estimulou
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উত্সাহিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stimulé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Didorong
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gespornt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

拍車をかけた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박차
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spurred
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thúc đẩy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூண்டியது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Spurred
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mahmuzlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

speronato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zachęciły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стимулювало
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stimulat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ώθησε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aangespoor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sporrade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ansporet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spurred

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPURRED»

The term «spurred» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.771 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPURRED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «spurred» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «spurred» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spurred

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5 QUOTES WITH «SPURRED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spurred.
1
Libba Bray
So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines.
2
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Agribusiness could provide an opportunity for joint Israeli-Palestinian projects, spurred on by Israeli technical expertise in this field.
3
Carlo Collodi
Pinocchio, spurred on by the hope of finding his father and of being in time to save him, swam all night long.
4
James Hansen
Several times in Earth's history, rapid global warming occurred, apparently spurred by amplifying feedbacks. In each case, more than half of plant and animal species became extinct. New species came into being over tens and hundreds of thousands of years. But these are time scales and generations that we cannot imagine.
5
Wayne White
But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance. And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred by our failures in reconstruction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPURRED»

Discover the use of spurred in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spurred and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Saddled and Spurred: A Blacktop Cowboys Novel
This beauty is no greenhorn-and she's about to rope the man of her dreams.
Lorelei James, 2011
2
Spurred Ambition: A Pinnacle Peak Mystery
She escapes, but makes an enemy. This is the least of her worries, as a recent shocking family revelation sends her on a hunt for someone who has been gone for almost thirty years—someone who may not want to be found.
Twist Phelan, 2011
3
Ready, Booted, and Spurred: Arkansas in the U.S.-Mexican War
Focusing especially on the nascent state of Arkansas, these writers shed new light on the contributions not only of those who went to war, but also upon the home front. Book jacket.
William A. Frazier, Mark K. Christ, 2009
4
National History and the World of Nations: Capital, State, ...
In an extraordinarily dense passage, Sohō writes: The world environment of production and the general tendency toward commonerism [heiminshugi no taisei] spurred on our bakufu, spurred on our Minister Ii, spurred on our late lord of Mito ...
Christopher L Hill, 2008
5
The Travels of Kui, the African Spurred Tortoise
A brave little tortoise travels through Africa trying to find his family.
Stephen D. Lynch, 2007
6
Reading Faulkner: Light in August
565 : 1 6 he might have seen himself as in numberless avatars, in silence, doomed with motion, driven by the courage of flagged and spurred despair; by the despair of courage whose opportunities had to be flagged and spurred He could ...
Hugh Ruppersburg, James Hinkle, Robert McCoy, 1994
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The Medical and Physical Journal
In New-England we have both the weed and the spurred rye, but no Raphania. To ascertain whether spurred rye be really inimical to health; and life, a great number of direct experiments upon animals have, been undertaken by different ...
‎1816
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A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California
Petals not spurred. Flowers solitary, rarely 2 or 3. Petals present. Flowers brownish red; petals roundish, inserted on a fleshy disk 1. Paeonia. Flowers white; petals linear; disk none 2. Coptis. Petals none; sepals white (rarely pinkish or bluish).
Willis Linn Jepson, 1975
9
The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California
Corolla resembling pea fl, < 2 cm, tube < lips, white with yellow, maroon- streaked eye on upper lip; anther sacs ± equally inserted on filament, not spurred ; fr glabrous CARLOWRIGHTIA 1 ' Corolla long-tubular, > 2 cm, tube > lips, reddish ...
James C. Hickman, 1993
10
Platypus
He attributes the more restricted use of his right hand, at least partially, to the effects of being spurred by the platypus 15 years earlier. Obviously, being spurred by a platypus is to be avoided if at all possible. Platypuses and people are seldom ...
Tom Grant, Illustrations by Dominic Fanning, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPURRED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spurred is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Last-Minute Phone Call That Spurred Teva-Allergan Deal
The chief executive officer of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., Erez Vigodman, was just hours away from increasing his hostile bid for Mylan Inc. when he ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Fun food fight Spurred on by band
It was a food fight that was fun for everyone to watch. Franchise restaurants had a ball on Twitter after rock band Prime Circle pitted them against each other. «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
Brown Palace Hotel room revitalization spurred by downtown …
The Brown Palace Hotel has been undergoing giant renovations. A newly done guest room on the seventh floor at the hotel on Tuesday July 14, 2015. The hotel ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
4
Garner Case Spurred Tricky Politics for de Blasio on Policing
Mayor Bill de Blasio won election promising to reshape the New York Police Department and mend its relationship with wary communities tired of the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
5
John Baird says Jim Flaherty's death spurred him to leave politics
Former foreign affairs minister John Baird said his retreat from politics was motivated by the sudden death last year of his close friend and former finance minister ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
6
Lawmaker who spurred review: Indiana has too much testing
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawmaker who sponsored a bill that's spurred a review of Indiana's ISTEP+ testing program says the state has “too much highstakes ... «WISH-TV, Jun 15»
7
Chop Chop Chinaman, restaurant that spurred vandalism case, closes
A Lakeview Chinese restaurant with a controversial name that spurred a criminal vandalism case has closed, though its owner said he intends to reopen. «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»
8
Spurred by Western criticism, Russians experience something new …
In the past, Russia was an empire, then a communist colossus, then a 'defeated' power expected to adopt Western ways. But current tensions with the West are ... «Christian Science Monitor, May 15»
9
Morgan Hill: Raid of remote pot grow spurred by fire risk to parched …
He added that the site had been on the MET unit's radar for several years, and Wednesday's actions were spurred by the culmination of investigations by the ... «San Jose Mercury News, May 15»
10
Southport couple's bedroom tax battle 'spurred on' by election outcome
Jayson says the Conservative government's plans have only spurred him on further. Jacqueline, 42, has spina bifida which means she is wheelchair-bound and ... «Southport Visiter, May 15»

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