- a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material.；a large stout nail, especially one used to fasten a rail to a railroad tie.
- impale on or pierce with a sharp point；injure (a player) with the spikes on one's shoes.
verb: spike, 3rd person present: spikes, gerund or present participle: spiking, past tense: spiked, past participle: spiked
noun: spike, plural noun: spikes
- 1. a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material. 同義詞
- ▪ a large stout nail, especially one used to fasten a rail to a railroad tie.
- ▪ each of several metal points set into the sole of an athletic shoe to prevent slipping.
- ▪ a pair of athletic shoes with metal points set into the sole.
- ▪ British short for spike heel
- ▪ informal a hypodermic needle.
- 2. a sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something the oil price spike
- ▪ a pulse of very short duration in which a rapid increase in voltage is followed by a rapid decrease.
- 1. impale on or pierce with a sharp point she spiked another oyster 同義詞
- ▪ injure (a player) with the spikes on one's shoes.
- ▪ (of a newspaper editor) reject (a story) by or as if by filing it on a spike the editors deemed the article in bad taste and spiked it
- ▪ stop the progress of (a plan or undertaking); put an end to he doubted they would spike the entire effort over this one negotiation 同義詞
- ▪ historical render (a gun) useless by plugging up the vent with a spike.
- 2. form into or cover with sharp points his hair was matted and spiked with blood
- ▪ take on a sharp, pointed shape lightning spiked across the sky
- ▪ increase and then decrease sharply; reach a peak oil prices would spike and fall again
- 3. informal add alcohol or a drug to contaminate (drink or food) surreptitiously she bought me an orange juice and spiked it with vodka 同義詞
- ▪ add sharp or pungent flavoring to (food or drink) spike the liquid with lime or lemon juice
- ▪ enrich (a nuclear reactor or its fuel) with a particular isotope the plutonium mixture could be spiked with caesium-137
- 4. (in volleyball) hit (the ball) forcefully from a position near the net so that it moves downward into the opposite court.
- ▪ fling (the ball) forcefully to the ground, typically in celebration of a touchdown.