spur


spur
I [spɜː(r)]
nome
1) (stimulus) sprone m., stimolo m.

to be the spur for o of essere da sprone per; to act as a spur to — incitare a [crime, action]

2) (for horse, on dog's or cock's leg) sperone m.
3) geol. contrafforte m.
4) ferr. (anche spur track) binario m. di raccordo
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on the spur of the moment — lì per lì, sul momento, d'impulso

to win one's spurs — = affermarsi, distinguersi

II [spɜː(r)]
verbo transitivo (forma in -ing ecc. -rr-)
1) (stimulate) stimolare, incoraggiare [growth, advance]; esortare a, incitare a [action]; sollecitare [reaction]

to spur sb. to sth., to do — incitare qcn. a qcs., a fare

2) [rider] spronare, incitare [horse]
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[spə:]
noun
1) (a small instrument with a sharp point or points that a rider wears on his heels and digs into the horse's sides to make it go faster.) sperone, sprone
2) (anything that urges a person to make greater efforts: He was driven on by the spur of ambition.) sprone, stimolo
- spur on
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spur /spɜ:(r)/
n.
1 sprone; sperone (di gallo; di monte, di roccia, ecc.); contrafforte
2 (equit.) sperone, sprone: to put (o to set) spurs to a horse, dar di sprone a un cavallo
3 (fig.) pungolo; stimolo; incitamento; sprone: the spur of need, lo stimolo del bisogno
4 (fis.) traccia
5 (bot.) sperone; getto; cornetto
6 (ferr., = spur track) binario di raccordo; raccordo
7 (autom.) raccordo: a motorway spur, un raccordo autostradale
● (mecc.) spur gear, ingranaggio cilindrico (a denti dritti) □ (mecc.) spur gearing, trasmissione con ingranaggi cilindrici □ spur rowel, rotella dentata di sperone □ (ferr.) spur track, raccordo ferroviario □ on the spur of the moment, su due piedi; lì per lì; d'impulso: (fam.) spur-of-the-moment (agg.), estemporaneo, improvvisato; spontaneo □ (mecc.) spur wheel, ruota dentata cilindrica (a denti dritti) □ to win one's spurs, (stor.) ottenere gli speroni di cavaliere; (fig.) affermarsi; acquistare fama (o rinomanza).
♦ (to) spur /spɜ:(r)/
A v. t.
1 spronare: to spur one's horse, spronare il cavallo
2 (fig.) incitare, stimolare; spronare: Ambition spurred him on, lo spronava l'ambizione
3 munire (o provvedere) di speroni
B v. i.
1 spronare il cavallo; dar di sprone
2 (anche to spur on, to spur forward) andare a spron battuto; correre a tutta velocità.
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I [spɜː(r)]
nome
1) (stimulus) sprone m., stimolo m.

to be the spur for o of essere da sprone per; to act as a spur to — incitare a [crime, action]

2) (for horse, on dog's or cock's leg) sperone m.
3) geol. contrafforte m.
4) ferr. (anche spur track) binario m. di raccordo
••

on the spur of the moment — lì per lì, sul momento, d'impulso

to win one's spurs — = affermarsi, distinguersi

II [spɜː(r)]
verbo transitivo (forma in -ing ecc. -rr-)
1) (stimulate) stimolare, incoraggiare [growth, advance]; esortare a, incitare a [action]; sollecitare [reaction]

to spur sb. to sth., to do — incitare qcn. a qcs., a fare

2) [rider] spronare, incitare [horse]

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