\ 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 The outbreak of burning spurred major consternation among locals, with 100 Mt. Tabor residents attending a virtual meeting on the matter this past weekend. oregonlive, 12 Sep. 2022 In Northern California, falling temperatures were welcome news for crews battling the Mosquito fire, which had grown to more than 33,000 acres Saturday and spurred evacuation orders for thousands of people in Placer and El Dorado counties. Hamed Aleaziz, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2022 In 1968 Gibellina was hit with an earthquake that flattened the city; this spurred architects and postmodern artists to rebuild it from scratch. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2022 The second spurred population growth through crop rotation, improvement of the plow, a suite of policy changes including the division of the commons into parcels of private property. Jeff Mcmahon, Forbes, 30 June 2022 The spurred Cronin to revamp the organization from top to bottom, resulting in staff changes and, ultimately, a roster makeover that continues when NBA free agency opens Thursday. oregonlive, 29 June 2022 The pollution, discovered in 2017, spurred lawsuits and a $69.5 million settlement with the state that extended city water lines to affected houses. Michael Phillis And John Flesher, Anchorage Daily News, 8 June 2022 The discovery of the nooses, which some say make a reference to lynching, spurred plans for Monday’s rally, but also came a day before the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York – which authorities said was hate-based. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 17 May 2022 Bansal’s most popular tutorial, tarbooz ki sabji, a savory watermelon vegetable dish made from the rinds, amassed over 39 million views on TikTok and spurred conversations about zero-waste consumption. Brahmjot Kaur, NBC News, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spurred

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Sep 2022

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“Spurred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spurred. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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