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spiking

verb
present participle of spike

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1 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • scorpions use their stinger-equipped tails to spike their prey

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2 to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • he spiked what otherwise would have been a dry economic lecture with some jokes and anecdotes

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“Spiking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spiking. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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