1. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a transient variation in voltage or current.


  • transitivize

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Words that Rhyme with Spike

  • vanslyke
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  • dislike
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  • streich
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  • schweich
  • schleich
  • gleich
  • bleich
  • alike
  • zike
  • wyke
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  • vike
  • tyke
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  • rike
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Example sentences of the word spike

1. Verb, base form
Remember that eating large amounts of even the lowest-potassium foods will cause blood levels to spike.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Taking care not to push down too hard, trace a circle around the spike.

Quotes containing the word spike

1. My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
- Tony Visconti

2. Spike (to Giles) : Oh, poor Watcher. Did your life pass before your eyes — 'Cuppa tea, cuppa tea... almost got shagged... cuppa tea'?
- Marti Noxon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

3. If you're just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television's electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

2. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes.


  • piton
  • climbing iron
  • shoe
  • pricket
  • crampon
  • crampoon
  • sports equipment


  • starve
  • effector
  • inattention
  • pull

3. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal).


  • enable

4. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline.


  • decontaminate

5. spike

verb. ['ˈspaɪk'] add alcohol to (beverages).


  • modify
  • change
  • lace
  • fortify


  • tune
  • denazify
  • magnetise
  • naturalize

6. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a very high narrow heel on women's shoes.


  • spike heel
  • heel


  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize

7. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a large stout nail.


  • defeat

8. spike

verb. ['ˈspaɪk'] manifest a sharp increase.


  • discolor

9. spike

noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis.


  • inflorescence


  • unstring
  • stabilize

10. spike

verb. ['ˈspaɪk'] pierce with a sharp stake or point.


  • thrust
  • impale
  • spear
  • empale
  • pin
  • transfix


  • discharge
  • nationalise
  • desensitize
  • validate