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'spike' - used as a noun
1. a transient variation in voltage or current
2. sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
spikes provide greater traction
3. fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
4. (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
5. a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline
the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor
6. a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall
7. a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
8. any holding device consisting of a sharp-pointed object
9. a long metal nail

'spike' - used as a verb
10. stand in the way of
11. pierce with a sharp stake or point
12. secure with spikes
13. bring forth a spike or spikes
my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now
14. add alcohol to (beverages)
the punch is spiked!
15. manifest a sharp increase
the voltage spiked

derived forms
1. Spike / Plural
spikes
2. Spike / Past
spiked
3. Spike / Third Person
spikes
4. Spike / Present Participle
spiking
Variations of 'spike'
 
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Fact of the day
Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter.