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To impale or pierce with a sharp point
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Spike the ground by pushing into the lawn with a garden fork, rocking it gently back and forth before pulling it out again.”
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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 suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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“The new policies are expected to spike the economy's still-tepid growth and ease long-term unemployment.”
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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 send a ball straight and hard downward in an attacking move, typically in volleyball
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“From the ground, she watched Matt spike the ball hard. The other team didn't have a chance.”
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To give or add flavor to, typically by seasoning
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To prohibit or interdict a given action or process
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To augment or increase
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Forcibly put an end to
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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A thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or other rigid material
“Gradually, the glowing red material is hammered into an elegant spike.”
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Anything long and pointed
“The form of acanthus they used has dark green leaves and a most prickly spike of purple bracts.”
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A cylindrical wooden or metal object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects
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An increase in amount, degree or level
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A solid wooden or metal post with a point at one end
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The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
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A pointed implement, typically one discharging an electric current and used as a goad
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The section of a workhouse where tramps and itinerants could be accommodated for one night
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A spear-shape of ice
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A short, heavy arrow shot from a crossbow
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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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