spice

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspaɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spaɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spīs)


Inflections of 'spice' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
spices
v 3rd person singular
spicing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spiced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
spiced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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spice

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. uses [a lot of, too many] spices
  2. what spices did you [use, put] in this (dish)?
  3. this [taco, sauce] has a lot of spice in it!
  4. did I [use, put in] too much spice?
  5. spices and herbs
  6. the spices are typical of the [region, country]
  7. are the typical spices of the [region]
  8. are typical spices in [Asian] [cooking, cuisine]
  9. a (special) [blend, combination] of spices
  10. the spices [go well, taste good, taste terrible] together
  11. add some more spices to
  12. sprinkle some more spices into
  13. [crush, grind, pound] the spices
  14. is flavored like pumpkin spice
  15. pumpkin spice is back for [October, Halloween]
  16. idiom: variety is the spice of life
  17. idiom: sugar and spice and everything nice
  18. figurative: add some spice to the [presentation, speech]
  19. figurative: the jokes gave the [speech] some spice
  20. figurative: with just a spice of [humor, wit]
v
  1. spice up [your life, a party, a speech] (with)
  2. spice [things] up (a bit)
  3. [could, should, need to] spice [things] up
  4. spice a [dish, sauce, curry]
  5. spice (it) with [pepper, cumin, chilli]
  6. the [sauce] was spiced with [cumin]
n as adj
  1. [buy, mount] a spice rack
  2. a pumpkin-spice [latte, coffee]
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