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spur
British English: /spəː/
American English: /spər/

Translation of spur in Italian:

noun

  • 2 (for horse, on dog's or cock's leg) to wear spurs
    avere gli speroni agli stivali
    to dig in one's spurs
    dar di sprone

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -rr-

[figurative]
  • 1 (stimulate)
    stimolare, incoraggiare (economic growth, increase, advance)
    esortare a, incitare a (action)
    sollecitare (reaction, response)
    to spur somebody to something, to do
    incitare qualcuno a qualcosa, a fare
    to spur somebody into action
    spronare qualcuno all'azione
    spurred by this event,…
    incoraggiato da questo avvenimento,…

intransitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -rr-

[literary]
  • (ride hard)to spur towards something
    cavalcare a spron battuto verso qualcosa

Idioms

on the spur of the moment

lì per lì o sul momento o d'impulso

a spur-of-the-moment decision

una decisione impulsiva o presa su due piedi

to win one's spurs

= affermarsi, distinguersi

Phrasal verbs

spur forward

spur on:

spur on:

1 spur on [archaic] (rider)
dar di sprone
2 spur [something] on, spur on [something] (rider)
incitare (horse) (towards verso)
3 spur on [somebody], spur [somebody] on
(success, good sign)
spronare, stimolare
(legislation, government)
incoraggiare
(fear, threat)
spingere, indurre
(example, hero)
esortare
to spur somebody on to greater efforts
spronare qualcuno a compiere sforzi maggiori
spurred on by their success

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