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Definition of SPIKES
Pronunciation : SPIKES

noun : SPIKES

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) a large stout nail; "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie" ;

verb : SPIKES

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) stand in the way of ;

  • 4. (

    ) bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now" ;

  • 6. (

    ) manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked" ;


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