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    spike - Dictionary definition and meaning for word spike

    Definition
    (noun) a transient variation in voltage or current Definition
    (noun) sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    Example Sentence
    • spikes provide greater traction
    Definition
    (noun) fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
    Synonyms : capitulum , ear
    Definition
    (noun) (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis Definition
    (noun) a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline
    Example Sentence
    • the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor
    Definition
    (noun) a very high narrow heel on women's shoes
    Synonyms : spike heel , stiletto heel
    Definition
    (noun) each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)
    Example Sentence
    • the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game
    • golfers' spikes damage the putting greens
    Definition
    (noun) a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur) Definition
    (noun) a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
    Example Sentence
    • one of the spikes impaled him
    Definition
    (noun) any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object
    Synonyms : spindle
    Example Sentence
    • the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order
    Definition
    (noun) a large stout nail
    Example Sentence
    • they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie
    Definition
    (verb) stand in the way of Definition
    (verb) pierce with a sharp stake or point
    Synonyms : empale , impale , transfix
    Example Sentence
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer
    Definition
    (verb) secure with spikes Definition
    (verb) bring forth a spike or spikes
    Synonyms : spike out
    Example Sentence
    • my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now
    Definition
    (verb) add alcohol to (beverages)
    Synonyms : fortify , lace
    Example Sentence
    • the punch is spiked!
    Definition
    (verb) manifest a sharp increase
    Example Sentence
    • the voltage spiked
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