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sparkplug

[spahrk-pluhg]
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verb (used with object), spark·plugged, spark·plug·ging. Informal.
  1. to lead, inspire, or animate something or someone.

Origin of sparkplug

v. use of spark plug
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Historical Examples

  • Burns picked up a sparkplug from the office desk as he spoke.

    Red Pepper Burns

    Grace S. Richmond