noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a transient variation in voltage or current.
Words that Rhyme with Spike
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
noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes.
- climbing iron
- sports equipment
noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal).
noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline.
verb. ['ˈspaɪk'] add alcohol to (beverages).
noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a very high narrow heel on women's shoes.
- spike heel
noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] a large stout nail.
verb. ['ˈspaɪk'] manifest a sharp increase.
noun. ['ˈspaɪk'] (botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis.
verb. ['ˈspaɪk'] pierce with a sharp stake or point.