spur on

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spur on (third-person singular simple present spurs on, present participle spurring on, simple past and past participle spurred on)

  1. To spur or urge (someone) to do something.
    • 2002, Saskia Wieringa, Sexual Politics in Indonesia, page 7:
      Initially spurred on by Sukarno himself, Indonesian women had participated actively in the national independence war.

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