\ ˈspīkt How to pronounce spiked (audio) , ˈspī-kəd\

Definition of spiked

1 : having an inflorescence that is a spike
2 : having a sharp projecting point
3 of hair : arranged in stiff tufts

Examples of spiked in a Sentence

a lizard with a spiked tail

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By Siobhán Gallagher May 12, 2019 Home Depot, Nike, Dove, and more companies present their twisted and spiked versions of the official drink of summer, 2019. Siobhán Gallagher, The New Yorker, "Photo Shoots I Want to Be In," 6 Sep. 2019 Tarted up with vinegar, bathed in garlic oil or spiked with white pepper and ginger. Ben Mims, latimes.com, "Saturday Cook: Cold cucumbers go crunch-for-crunch with chile-spiked breadcrumbs," 22 June 2019 New York and San Diego are loving the trendy Aperol spritz (as is Drake, apparently), but San Francisco and Portland are all about the Negroni, and the spiked spritzer reigns supreme in Boston, Philly, and Charlotte. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "These Are the Most Popular Summer Cocktails In Every Major City," 21 June 2019 The margarita menu runs 20 deep, with strong players like La Bonita with reposado tequila and two premium liqueurs and an avocado margarita like a spiked smoothie. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine restaurant is mid-level Mexican food in San Antonio’s Stone Oak," 22 Aug. 2019 Together, White Claw and Truly, the second-largest seltzer brand, dominate nearly 85% of spiked seltzer sales, which have grown almost 200% across the market since last year, Nielsen reported. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Four Loko teases a hard seltzer with three times more alcohol than the others," 14 Aug. 2019 The spiked seltzer industry also fits nicely as gluten-fee offering, with Angry Orchard Cider having the potential to be a ‘‘cash cow’’ for the company, Levy said. Bailey Lipschultz, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Beer’s spiked seltzer drives latest sales boom," 22 July 2019 French jewelry house Sterle created a spiked and fluid Star Trek-like necklace in the early 1960s that is now part of the collection of Stephen Russell. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How the Moon Landing Changed Jewelry History," 17 July 2019 There were two tiny feet and three pairs of big feet, two with spiked high heels which took short steps. Silvina Ocampo, The New Yorker, "Skylight," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of spiked

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of spiked

: having sharp points : formed into points

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readily or continually undergoing change

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