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spike1

spike1

 
pronunciation:
spaIk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object similar in appearance and function to a nail, but longer and thicker, used to fasten or secure heavy timbers, railroad tracks, or the like.
definition 2: a sharply pointed projection as on armor, a weapon, or the top of a fence post.
similar words:
point
definition 3: (pl.) such projections on the sole of an athletic shoe, or a pair of shoes so equipped.
definition 4: in volleyball, the act of hitting the ball sharply downward across the net.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spiked, spikes, spiking
definition 1: to fasten, secure, or furnish with a spike or spikes.
definition 2: to pin down or pierce with a spike or spikes.
definition 3: to obstruct or frustrate.
The manager spiked his subordinates' efforts to advance.
definition 4: (informal) to add liquor to.
He spiked the fruit punch with rum.
similar words:
lace
definition 5: in volleyball, to hit (the ball) sharply downward across the net.
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