verb (used with object)
to reject with disdain; scorn.
to treat with contempt; despise.
to kick or trample with the foot.
verb (used without object)
to show disdain or contempt; scorn something.
to reject (a person or thing) with contempt
(archaic) when intr, often foll by against. to kick (at)
an instance of spurning
(archaic) a kick or thrust
[spur-uh v-th uh-moh-muh nt] /ˈspɜr əv ðəˈmoʊ mənt/ adjective 1. occurring or done without advance preparation or deliberation; extemporaneous; unplanned: a spur-of-the-moment decision.
- Spur on
Goad or urge ahead, as in The thought of winning a Pulitzer Prize spurred the reporter on. This expression transfers using spurs to make a horse go faster to incentives of other kinds. [ Late 1500s ]
adjective 1. having a spur or spurs. 2. bearing spurs or spurlike spines. noun 1. a U -shaped device that slips over and straps to the heel of a boot and has a blunt, pointed, or roweled projection at the back for use by a mounted rider to urge a horse forward. 2. anything that […]
noun, plural spurries. 1. spurry. noun (pl) -ries 1. any of several low-growing caryophyllaceous plants of the European genus Spergula, esp S. arvensis, having whorled leaves and small white flowers