a transient variation in voltage or current
sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
"spikes provide greater traction"
ear, spike, capitulum(noun)
fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
(botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline
"the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
spike heel, spike, stiletto heel(noun)
a very high narrow heel on women's shoes
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"
a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur)
a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)
"one of the spikes impaled him"
any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object
"the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
a large stout nail
"they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"
stand in the way of
transfix, impale, empale, spike(verb)
pierce with a sharp stake or point
"impale a shrimp on a skewer"
secure with spikes
spike, spike out(verb)
bring forth a spike or spikes
"my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
spike, lace, fortify(verb)
add alcohol to (beverages)
"the punch is spiked!"
manifest a sharp increase
"the voltage spiked"
To covertly put alcohol or another intoxicating substance in a drink that previously did not contain such substances.
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.
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.
To render (a gun) unusable by driving a metal spike into its touch hole.
To decide not to publish or make public.
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How to use spike in a sentence?
A nonfat bran muffin will spike in a half hour.
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.
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.
Its a very complicated receptor binding process compared to most virus spike proteins, fluandHIVhave a more simple activation process.
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.
Translations for spike
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- urpa, espigaCatalan, Valencian
- aks, spiger, nagle, spids, top, pig, pigskoDanish
- Nagel, Spitze, Stachel, Ähre, GetreideähreGerman
- clavo, pincho, espiga, punta, picoSpanish
- piikki, tähkäFinnish
- crampons, épiFrench
- chiodo, punta, amento, spiga, picco, schiacciata, lancia, arpione, scarpa chiodata, cerbiattoItalian
- 牡鹿, 針, スパイク靴, 穂, 穂状花序, スパイクJapanese
- espinho, espiga, EspigãoPortuguese
- spia, speia, spigiaRomansh
- țăruș, piron, spicRomanian
- костыль, нагель, штырь, шиповки, шпиль, скачок, остриё, атакующий удар, колос, нападающий удар, клин, шип, атакa, удар, ударить, атаковать, нападатьRussian
- ispica, ipiga, ispiga, spigaSardinian
- mũi nhọnVietnamese
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