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What is the difference between Spar and Spare and Spur?
What is the difference between Spar and Spare and Spur? :
) Box something using light blows for practice only
) Argue or dispute with someone in a friendly way
Those two girls were sparing with each other.
) Refrain from hurting, harming or destroying someone / something
Show mercy to
Dacoits killed the men but spared the children.
) Refrain from using, giving, etc…something
Use as little as possible
No trouble was spared to ensure our comfort.
) Be able to afford to give
Can you spare me one hundred rupees?
She spared me a few minutes of her time.
Can you spare a cigarette for me?
) Manage someone
I cannot spare you for that job. You must finish this one first.
) In addition to what is usually needed
We have no spare room for a table.
Do you carry a spare wheel in your car?
I have no spare money this month.
She is a busy woman with little spare time.
He paints in his spare time.
) (Of people) thin, lean
He is a tall spare man.
) Small in quantity
I am on a spare diet.
He had a spare meals.
GO SPARE :
) Become very annoyed or upset
Your father will go spare if he finds out that you have lost two thousand rupees.
) Either of a pair of sharp-toothed wheels, worn on the heels of a rider’s boots and used to make a horse go faster
Where is the pair of spurs?
) Incentive, thing that urges a person to greater activity
What is the spur to greater efficiency?
International competition was a spur to modernization.
) Strongly encourage someone / something to do better, achieve more, etc…incite or stimulate someone / something
I was spurred on by ambition.
) Make a horse go faster by prickling it with spurs
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