spike

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspaɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/spaɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(spīk)


Inflections of 'spike' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
spikes
v 3rd person singular
spiking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
spiked
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
spiked
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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spike

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. spike the [drink, road]
  2. the [drink] was spiked
  3. her [blood sugar, sugar levels, blood pressure] spiked
  4. spiked his hair
  5. his hair was spiked with [gel, mousse]
  6. spike a [gun, loader, weapon]
  7. the [weapon] was spiked
  8. [interest, variable, annual] rates have spiked (up)
  9. spike [a rumor, unrest, opposition]
  10. spiked the ball
  11. has been a spike in [gas, stock, energy] prices
  12. caused a spike in [gas] prices
  13. as a result of the spike in [gas] prices
  14. a spike in [sales, demand]
  15. an unexpected spike (in)
  16. a [sharp, significant, record] spike in [sales]
  17. could see a spike on the graph
  18. could see a spike in the numbers
  19. suffered a spike in [sugar, insulin] levels
  20. felt an adrenalin spike
  21. a (golden) railroad spike
  22. ran over a spike
  23. got a flat tire from a spike
  24. the spike gave me a flat tire
  25. a [sharp, long] spike
  26. drive a spike [in, through]
  27. [impaled, killed] by a spike
  28. wearing his [running, athletic, soccer] spikes
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