Translation of spur in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 on the spur of the momentsin pensarloit was a spur-of-the-moment decisionfue una decisión del momentoto win o gain one's spurs
lo decidí ( or decidió etc) sin pensarlo or de improvisodemostrar su ( or mi etc) valíaExample sentences1.2 (stimulus) driven by the spur of ambition/passion
acicateado or aguijoneado por la ambición/pasión1.3 (Zoology)Example sentences
- Openness to trade acts as a spur to efficiency, innovation, and international competitiveness generally.
- Inequality is natural, inevitable and may even be a good thing - a spur to ambition, competition and achievement.
- They have been cited as a spur to a recovery in business confidence, though the evidence of this is not clear-cut and, in the case of Japan, flatly contradictory.
- Their well-feathered shanks had razor sharp spurs protruding ominously, and the feet were also covered in dense, thick feathers to protect the skin from the brutal cold.
- 2 2.1 (Geography)Example sentences2.2spur (track) (of railway, road)
- The terrain between the spur of the mountain range and the sea is flat and thickly forested.
- The hilltop spur has stunning views across the Severn valley.
- It took them a week to reach the eastern spur of the Waiongona Gorge, near the present Mountain House, the last camp before the summit attempt.
- The main spine would run between the existing and heavily-used west coast and east coast lines, with spurs to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.
- The work will also include a spur road into the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
- At the airport, a system of rail spurs would connect aviation-related businesses, warehouses and cargo storage areas.
transitive verb -rr-
- 1.1 (Riding)(horse)
espolearExample sentences1.2 (urge on) this should spur them (on) to greater efforts
esto debería estimularlos or alentarlos a esforzarse másspurred (on) by dreams of wealthaguijoneado or acicateado por sueños de riquezaExample sentences
- Gregor mutters a few more obscenities and turned back in his saddle before spurring his horse forward.
- All three spurred their horses forward at the same time.
- He shot her a grin before spurring his horse forward.
- However, the reward of seeing the mighty Everest from Kala Pattar - a 5,545 metre adjacent peak - was incentive enough to spur us on.
- Encouraging feedback from reviewers and reading groups is spurring Chris on.
- He said: ‘The article really brought home how these people suffer and it spurred me on.’
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