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  Words related to spike

Related / Similar Words: ear, capitulum, lace, fortify, spike out, transfix, impale, empale

 

Definition:
  • sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes; "spikes provide greater traction";
  • a long metal nail;
  • any holding device consisting of a long sharp-pointed object;
  • a long sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal);
  • a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall;
  • a transient variation in voltage or current;
  • a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline; "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor";
  • (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis;
  • fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn;
  • manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked";
  • add alcohol beverages;
  • bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now";
  • secure with spikes;
  • pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer";
  • stand in the way of;

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    Hyponyms: crampon, crampoon, climbing iron, climber, piton, pricket, spikelet, mealie, pin, spear

     

    Part Meronyms: shoe, corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea mays

     

    Derivational Morphology: transfix, impale, empale, spike out, fortification, lacing, ear, capitulum, impalement

     

     
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