1a sharp pointed object that riders sometimes wear on the heels of their boots and use to encourage their horse to go faster
2[usually sing.] spur (to sth) a fact or an event that makes you want to do sth better or more quickly SYN motivation: His speech was a powerful spur to action.
verb (-rr-)to encourage sb to do sth or to encourage them to try harder to achieve sth: Her difficult childhood spurred her on to succeed. Ç I was spurred into action by the letter. Ç The band has been spurred on by the success of their last single.2to make sth happen faster or sooner:
The agreement is essential to spurring economic growth around the world.3to encourage a horse to go faster, especially by pushing the spurs on your boots into its side
'To get' can be used in a number of patterns and has a number of meanings:
*TO GET + direct object = obtain, receive, buy.Example: I got my driving license last month.
*TO GET + place expression = reach, arrive at a place.
Example: How are you getting work this morning?
*TO GET + adjective = become, show a change of state.
Example: I am getting hungry.
*TO GET + preposition/adverb is used in many phrasal verbs.Example: This rain is really getting me down.
*TO GET has a number of other meanings:
a. Do you get it? (do you understand)
b. He's getting dinner tonight. ( prepare a meal)
c. I'll get the bill. (I wanna pay please)
d. That really gets me! (irritate, annoy)
**Other expressions with GET:
*To get rid of something means to throw it away.Example: I'm going to get rid of all these old papers.
*To get out of be on the wrong side means to be in a bad mood.Example: He got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning and he's been horrible all day.
*To get your own back means to have your revenge or punish someone.Example: She's getting her own back for all those rude things you said at the party last night.