spur

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spur(
spuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (spike on a boot)
a. la espuela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The cowboy's spurs glinted in the sun.Las espuelas del vaquero centelleaban al sol.
2. (stimulus)
a. el aguijón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The spur of hunger brought some to commit crimes.El aguijón del hambre llevó a algunos a cometer crímenes.
b. el incentivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He needed no other spur to practice than the sheer love of music.No le hacía falta más incentivo para practicar que el puro amor por la música.
c. el acicate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My parents gave me the spur I needed to start my career.Mis padres me dieron el acicate que necesitaba para empezar mi carrera.
d. el estímulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The president hoped the new deal would be the spur the economy needed.El presidente esperaba que el nuevo acuerdo fuera el estímulo que necesitaba la economía.
3. (on a rooster)
a. el espolón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A rooster with enormous spurs entered the fighting ring.Un gallo con espolones enormes entró a la gallera.
4. (geography)
a. el espolón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The lost soldier climbed the spur from the river to get a better view.El soldado perdido trepó al espolón desde el río para obtener una vista mejor.
5. (transport)
a. el ramal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(short road, railroad line)
The spur will connect you to Interstate 295.Si tomas el ramal, eso te conectará a la Interestatal 295.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to urge a horse)
a. espolear
The messenger spurred his horse.El mensajero espoleó el caballo.
7. (to motivate; often used with "on")
a. incitar
The protesters believed that they could spur a change in policy.Los manifestantes creían que podían incitar un cambio de política.
b. estimular
Our employees need greater incentives to spur their productivity.Nuestros empleados necesitan mayores incentivos para estimular su productividad.
c. animar a
Those setbacks only spurred me on to work harder.Aquellos reveses solo me animaron a trabajar más.
d. alentar a
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The more my parents spurred me to become a lawyer, the more I resisted.Cuanto más me alentaban mis padres a hacerme abogado, más me resistía.
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spur
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for riding)
a. la espuela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a. el acicate m, incentivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(stimulus)
3. (fig)
a.
he won his spursdemostró su valía
on the spur of the momentsin pararse a pensar
4. (of land, rock)
a. la estribación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (horse)
a. espolear
6. (fig)
a.
to spur somebody on (to do something)espolear a alguien (para que haga algo)
7. (fig)
a.
to spur somebody into actionhacer que alguien pase a la acción
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spur [spɜːʳ]
noun
1 (for horse riding) espuela (f)
to win one's spurs pasar pruebas
2 [of cock] espolón (m)
3 estímulo (m); aguijón (m)
redundancy is the spur for many to embark on new careers the increased salary was a spur to production a belief in competition as a spur to efficiency a spur to efficiency
the spur of hunger el aguijón del hambre; it will be a spur to further progress servirá de estímulo or acicate al progreso
on the spur of the moment sin pensar
it was a spur of the moment decision fue una decisión tomada al instante
4 (Geog) [of mountain, hill] espolón (m)
5 (Ferro) ramal (m) corto
transitive verb
(also spur on) [+horse] espolear; picar con las espuelas;
spurred on by greed bajo el aguijón de la codicia
this spurred him on to greater efforts esto lo animó a hacer mayores esfuerzos; spurred on by greed bajo el aguijón de la codicia; price reductions have spurred rivals into action His friend's plight had spurred him into taking part
modifier
spur gear (n) rueda (f) dentada recta
spur wheel (n) engranaje (m) cilíndrico
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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