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Synonyms for spike
spaɪkspike

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Wiktionary

  1. spikenoun

    Synonyms:
    attack, hit

  2. spikeverb

    Synonyms:
    raceme, umbel, catkin, cluster, corymb

  3. spikeverb

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

    Synonyms:
    attack, hit

  4. spikeverb

    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. spikeverb

    An ear of grain.

    Synonyms:
    attack, hit

  6. spikeverb

    A kind of inflorescence in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.

    Synonyms:
    attack, hit

  7. spikenoun

    (in plural spikes; informal) Running shoes with spikes in the soles.

    Synonyms:
    hit, attack

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spikenoun

    a transient variation in voltage or current

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

  2. spikenoun

    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, capitulumnoun

    fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn

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

  4. spikenoun

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

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

  5. spikenoun

    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 heelnoun

    a very high narrow heel on women's shoes

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

  7. spikenoun

    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. spikenoun

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

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

  9. spikenoun

    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, spindlenoun

    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. spikeverb

    a large stout nail

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

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

  12. spikeverb

    stand in the way of

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

  13. transfix, impale, empale, spikeverb

    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. spikeverb

    secure with spikes

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

  15. spike, spike outverb

    bring forth a spike or spikes

    "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"

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

  16. spike, lace, fortifyverb

    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. spikeverb

    manifest a sharp increase

    "the voltage spiked"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spikenoun

    Synonyms:
    ear (of grain), head

  2. spikenoun

    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. Peter Zanoni:

    Read More Nueces County has the fastest growth in new cases on the seven-day average than any other metropolitan county in the state, you can see the trend line is relatively flat until July, and this is where we have had that huge spike in cases, and this is why it's turned into a major problem for Nueces County.

  2. Superintendent David Brown:

    The criminal justice ecosystem, however, was profoundly impacted and disrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd, our Chicago police officers faced an unprecedented set of circumstances in contending with a spike in violent crime, made even more difficult by having to contend with a health pandemic while facing extended periods of heightened civil unrest and looting.

  3. Kyle Kondik:

    Warren has been rising for months, and I don't think there's any spike associated with Ukraine.

  4. Michael Pearce:

    We saw a similar partisan boost to confidence following the 2016 election which was not followed by a spike in consumption, so we doubt this apparent rise in confidence signals a jump in spending either.

  5. Rob Baron:

    Our first step, before we even look at the demand spike, was to think about how to keep our people safe, no visitors, no customers, no suppliers to the facility.


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