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  Definition of spike
  1. sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
  2. a long metal nail
  3. any holding device consisting of a long sharp-pointed object
  4. a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
  5. a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall
  6. a transient variation in voltage or current
  7. a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
  8. (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
  9. fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
  10. manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"
  11. add alcohol beverages
  12. bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
  13. secure with spikes
  14. pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
  15. stand in the way of
Similar Words: ear, capitulum, lace, fortify, spike out, transfix, impale, empale

 

Hyponyms: crampon, crampoon, climbing iron, climber, piton, pricket, spikelet, mealie, pin, spear

 

Part Meronyms: shoe, corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays

 

Derivational Morphology: transfix, impale, empale, spike out, fortification, lacing, ear, capitulum, impalement

 

 
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