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Impale on or pierce with a sharp point
“Make a note of such spots and on a dry day go out with a garden fork and spike the areas by pushing into the lawn to a depth of about 15 cm and rocking gently back and forth before pulling out the fork.”
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To stop the progress of (a plan or undertaking)
“Amid reports that the Department of Justice may spike the proposed merger, it is set to name two veterans to head its marketing forces.”
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To add alcohol or a drug to contaminate (drink or food) surreptitiously
“Alcohol is still the most common substance used to spike drinks, but spiking with drugs is on the increase.”
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To give life, vigor, or spirit to
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“He spiked what otherwise would have been a dry economic lecture with some jokes and anecdotes.”
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To augment or increase
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To make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored
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Outlaw, prohibit an action
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To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense
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Forcibly put an end to
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To refrain from openly showing or uttering
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To render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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To refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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To fasten with a nail or nails
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To change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
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A thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material
“I polished my axe and the spike on the shield, put on my armor and went out of the tent.”
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Anything long and pointed
“Its skin is covered with spikes.”
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A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end, driven into the ground to support a plant, form part of a fence, mark a boundary, etc
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A short pin or bolt, typically tapered at one end, that is used for securing something in place, hanging things on, or marking a position
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The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
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The act or process of becoming greater in number
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A blade that may be fixed to the muzzle of a rifle and used to stab an opponent in hand-to-hand fighting
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The stalk or stem of a plant
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The section of a workhouse where tramps and itinerants could be accommodated for one night
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A spiked stick used for driving cattle
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A piece of broken glass or pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig
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A hypodermic syringe or injection
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A high point or position
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A large rope, wire, or rod used to support a ship's mast
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The main stem of a herbaceous plant
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A flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a tree or bush
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