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spike

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spike

  1. 1 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object scorpions use their stinger-equipped tails to spike their prey Synonyms of spike gore, harpoon, jab, lance, peck, pick, pierce, pink, puncture, run through, skewer, spear, impale, spit, stab, stick, transfix, transpierceWords Related to spike spindle; perforate, riddle; bayonet, dirk, gimlet, pike, poniard, prong, quill; pinprick, poke, prick, punch, thrust; cut, knife, slice

  2. 2 to give life, vigor, or spirit to he spiked what otherwise would have been a dry economic lecture with some jokes and anecdotes Synonyms of spike amp (up), brace, energize, enliven, fillip, fire, ginger (up), invigorate, jazz (up), juice up, jump-start, liven (up), pep (up), quicken, animate, stimulate, vitalize, vivify, zip (up)Words Related to spike arouse, awake, awaken, raise, rouse, stir, wake (up); activate, actuate, drive, impel, motivate, motive, move, propel; charge, electrify, galvanize; enkindle, excite, ferment, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, set off, spark, trigger, turn on, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, infuse, inspire, lift, rally, steel, strengthen; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, recreate, reenergize, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, restimulate, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveNear Antonyms of spike burn 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, dispiritAntonyms of spike damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill


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