Definition of spike
- spiked the rumor
- spiked the punch
- spike the coffee with tranquilizers
- spiked the speech with humor
- spike the broth with peppers
- spiked the ball in the end zone
- the patient spiked a fever of 103°
- battery sales spiked after the storm
Examples of spike in a Sentence
Someone spiked the punch at the party.
The medication caused his blood pressure to spike.
She spiked the ball and scored the winning point.
After he scored a touchdown he spiked the ball in the end zone.
First Known Use of spike
Synonymsgore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, impale, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierce
Antonymsdamp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill
Related Wordsspindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice
Near Antonymsburn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, kayo, knock out, sap, tucker (out), undermine, wash out, weaken, wear, wear out, weary; check, curb, inhibit, jade, quell, quench, repress, restrain, slow, still, stunt, suppress; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit
SPIKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spike for English Language Learners
: to add alcohol or drugs to (food or drink)
: to add something that gives flavor or interest to (something)
: to increase greatly in a short period of time
SPIKE Defined for Kids
Definition of spike for Students
- She even wanted to forget … her horrible hair, now drying into stiff spikes.
- —Beverly Cleary, Ramona Quimby
medical Definition of spike
- a fever with spikes to 103°
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