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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.
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Origin of sparkplug

v. use of spark plug
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Related Words for sparkplug

ringleader, malcontent, reactionary, radical, firebrand, demagogue, propagandist, zealot, anarchist, troublemaker, leftist, meddler, knave, rabble-rouser, punk, incendiary, inciter, agitator, mischief-maker, hellion

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Historical Examples of sparkplug

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

    Red Pepper Burns

    Grace S. Richmond