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Synonyms for spike
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spike(noun)

    a transient variation in voltage or current

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  2. spike(noun)

    sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes

    "spikes provide greater traction"

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  3. ear, spike, capitulum(noun)

    fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, head, stiletto heel, pinna, ear, auricle, spindle, spike heel

  4. spike(noun)

    (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  5. spike(noun)

    a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline

    "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  6. spike heel, spike, stiletto heel(noun)

    a very high narrow heel on women's shoes

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  7. spike(noun)

    each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)

    "the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game"; "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens"

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  8. spike(noun)

    a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  9. spike(noun)

    a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)

    "one of the spikes impaled him"

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  10. spike, spindle(noun)

    any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object

    "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, stiletto heel, ear, mandril, arbor, spindle, spike heel, mandrel

  11. spike(verb)

    a large stout nail

    "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"

    Synonyms:
    capitulum, spindle, stiletto heel, spike heel, ear

  12. spike(verb)

    stand in the way of

    Synonyms:
    empale, lace, fortify, transfix, spike out, impale

  13. transfix, impale, empale, spike(verb)

    pierce with a sharp stake or point

    "impale a shrimp on a skewer"

    Synonyms:
    fascinate, stake, empale, impale, fortify, spellbind, grip, spike out, transfix, lace

  14. spike(verb)

    secure with spikes

    Synonyms:
    empale, lace, fortify, transfix, spike out, impale

  15. spike, spike out(verb)

    bring forth a spike or spikes

    "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"

    Synonyms:
    empale, lace, fortify, transfix, spike out, impale

  16. spike, lace, fortify(verb)

    add alcohol to (beverages)

    "the punch is spiked!"

    Synonyms:
    interlace, fortify, entwine, fort, enlace, impale, arm, strengthen, lace, transfix, build up, braid, lace up, twine, gird, spike out, beef up, plait, intertwine, empale

  17. spike(verb)

    manifest a sharp increase

    "the voltage spiked"

    Synonyms:
    empale, lace, fortify, transfix, spike out, impale

Wiktionary

  1. spike(noun)

    Synonyms:
    hit, attack

  2. spike(verb)

    Synonyms:
    corymb, cluster, catkin, umbel, raceme

  3. spike(verb)

    To covertly put alcohol or another intoxicating substance in a drink that previously did not contain such substances.

    Synonyms:
    attack, hit

  4. spike(verb)

    To add a small amount of one substance to another.

    The water sample to be tested has been spiked with arsenic, antimony, mercury, and lead in quantities commonly found in industrial effluents.

    Synonyms:
    hit, attack

  5. spike(verb)

    To attack from, usually, above the height of the net with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.

    Synonyms:
    hit, attack

  6. spike(verb)

    To render (a gun) unusable by driving a metal spike into its touch hole.

    Synonyms:
    attack, hit

  7. spike(verb)

    To decide not to publish or make public.

    Synonyms:
    hit, attack

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spike(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ear (of grain), head

  2. spike(n.)

    Synonyms:
    large nail

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spike":

    pic, enrichment, spur, fortification, peak, spiking, ridge, arrow, doping

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Spike":

    Rex Ruben, Spike (Quireboys)

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How to use spike in a sentence?

  1. Seamus Mullen:

    A nonfat bran muffin will spike in a half hour.

  2. Federal Bureau of Investigation:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in businesses teleworking to communicate and share information over the internet, with this knowledge, malicious cyber actors are looking for ways to exploit telework software vulnerabilities in order to obtain sensitive information, eavesdrop on conference calls or virtual meetings, or conduct other malicious activities.

  3. Tom Learmouth:

    Looking ahead, leading indicators are pointing towards a spike in the unemployment rate – we think it will climb to 4.2% towards the end of this year, corporate profits are no doubt falling fast so total pay will be dragged down further by a slump in bonus payments.

  4. Donald Benton:

    Its a very complicated receptor binding process compared to most virus spike proteins, fluandHIVhave a more simple activation process.

  5. Rafiou Diallo:

    There is without doubt a spike in the number of cases, especially in Forecariah and Coyah (western Guinea). The explanation is there is still resistance that has not been overcome.

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