1. A transient variation in voltage or current (synset 107323068)
  2. Sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes (synset 104282780)
    "spikes provide greater traction"
  3. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn (synset 113154372)
  4. (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis (synset 113154197)
  5. A sharp rise followed by a sharp decline (synset 107494506)
    "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
  6. A very high narrow heel on women's shoes (synset 104283927)
  7. Each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves) (synset 104283650)
    "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) (synset 104283523)
  9. A long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal) (synset 104283368)
    "one of the spikes impaled him"
  10. Any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object (synset 104283169)
    "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
  11. A large stout nail (synset 104283023)
    "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"
  1. Stand in the way of (synset 202563916)
  2. Pierce with a sharp stake or point (synset 201446945)
    "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
  3. Secure with spikes (synset 201308835)
  4. Bring forth a spike or spikes (synset 200295480)
    "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
  5. Add alcohol to (beverages) (synset 200222561)
    "the punch is spiked!"
  6. Manifest a sharp increase (synset 200157027)
    "the voltage spiked"

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