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Meaning of spike

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a transient variation in voltage or current
      2: sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a
         shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction"
      3: fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn [syn: {ear},
         {spike}, {capitulum}]
      4: (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile
         flowers on an unbranched axis
      5: a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph
         showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
      6: a very high narrow heel on women's shoes [syn: {spike heel},
         {spike}, {stiletto heel}]
      7: each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to
         prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves); "the second
         baseman sharpened his spikes before every game"; "golfers'
         spikes damage the putting greens"
      8: a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall
         (or a dinosaur)
      9: a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal); "one of
         the spikes impaled him"
      10: any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed
          object; "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in
          order" [syn: {spike}, {spindle}]
      11: a large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to
          a railroad tie"
      v 1: stand in the way of
      2: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a
         skewer" [syn: {transfix}, {impale}, {empale}, {spike}]
      3: secure with spikes
      4: bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are
         spiking now" [syn: {spike}, {spike out}]
      5: add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!" [syn:
         {spike}, {lace}, {fortify}]
      6: manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"

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