\ ˈspərd How to pronounce spurred (audio) \

Definition of spurred

1 : wearing spurs
2 : having one or more spurs a spurred violet

Examples of spurred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, Ma’s work in AIDS awareness has helped polish the image of Blued and spurred official recognition. Time, 25 June 2021 The pandemic, which closed so many church doors, spurred interest in not just holding services outside but in connecting with the natural world at a time when church attendance has been in decline. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 June 2021 The group pulled in tens of thousands of dollars and drew about a thousand new members as the prospect of Joe Biden coming to power spurred supporters to action, Mr. Rhodes and Ms. SoRelle said. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, 16 June 2021 The news came just as my hope of getting vaccinated spurred dreams of an actual chef-prepared meal in an actual restaurant. Kerri Westenberg, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 These virtues have added value to companies, spurred innovation and promoted trade, ensuring that Just In Time will retain its force long after the current crisis abates. New York Times, 1 June 2021 Data released by the national statistical agency last week showed a pandemic-spurred surge in Colombia’s poverty rate in 2020, a jump of 6.8 percentage points to 42.5 percent from a year earlier. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 The Grammys governing body voted to eliminate the use of anonymous expert committees on Friday, a process that has longed spurred controversy. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 30 Apr. 2021 Floyd’s death ignited both institutional and personal examinations into biases, spurred calls for police reforms and challenged traditionally high police budgets, as well as the power of their unions. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of spurred

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jul 2021

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“Spurred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spurred. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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