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Meaning: SPIKE

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

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