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spike

 
Noun spike has 9 senses
  1. spike - a transient variation in voltage or current
    --1 is a kind of
    electrical discharge
    Derived form: verb spike6
  2. spike - sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
    --2 is a kind of
    sports equipment, sporting goods
    --2 is a part of shoe
    --2 has particulars:
     crampon, crampoon, climbing iron, climber; piton; pricket
  3. ear, spike, capitulum - fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
    --3 is a kind of fruit
    --3 is a part of corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays
    --3 has particulars: mealie
    Derived form: verb spike4
  4. spike - (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
    --4 is a kind of
    inflorescence
    --4 has part: spadix
    --4 has particulars: spikelet
  5. spike - a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
    --5 is a kind of
    rise
  6. spike - a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall
    --6 is a kind of
    projection
  7. spike - a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
    --7 is a kind of
    implement
    Derived form: verb spike2
  8. spike - any holding device consisting of a long sharp-pointed object
    --8 is a kind of
    holding device
    Derived form: verb spike3
  9. spike - a long metal nail
    --9 is a kind of
    nail
    Derived form: verb spike3
Verb spike has 6 senses
  1. spike - stand in the way of
    --1 is one way to
    banish, relegate, bar
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. transfix, impale, empale, spike - pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
    --2 is one way to pierce, thrust
    Derived form: noun spike7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. spike - secure with spikes
    --3 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Derived forms: noun spike8, noun spike9
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. spike, spike out - bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
    --4 is one way to develop
    Derived form: noun spike3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. spike, lace, fortify - add alcohol beverages
    --5 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. spike - manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"
    --6 is one way to
    increase
    Derived form: noun spike1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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