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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:

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

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How to say spike in sign language?

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How to use spike in a sentence?

  1. Governor Walz:

    We have to do it, if we are unwilling to do it, more businesses will die and that spike will be more damaging than anything we've faced so far.

  2. Devesh Mamtani:

    The sanctions on Iran have turned out to be a damp squib for the time being with the Trump administration granting exemptions, the exemptions have even surprised Saudi Arabia as oil supplies from Iran are likely to spike in the coming days.

  3. Alex Schultz:

    Whenever a war starts, there's a big spike in graphic violence.

  4. Joe Biden:

    It would be a catastrophic thing to do for our people and for our economy if we sent people back to work just as we were beginning to see the impact of social distancing take hold only to unleash a second spike in infections.

  5. Adam Seth Litwin:

    In the wake of the current spike in COVID hospitalizations, calling the labor market for registered nurses' cutthroat' is an understatement, even if the health care sector can somehow find more beds, it can not just go out and buy more front-line caregivers.


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