verb (used with object), spiked, spik·ing.
- to add alcoholic liquor to (a drink).
- to add (a chemical, poison, or other substance) to: The cocoa was spiked with cyanide.
verb (used without object), spiked, spik·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spikespike·like, adjective
Definition for spike (2 of 2)
Origin of spike2
Examples from the Web for spike
In a famous rant, Spike Lee blamed hipsters for the gentrication of his old neighborhood in Brooklyn.
On Friday evening, a crowd of Hollywood luminaries gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Spike Lee classic.
“So Spike, thank you for helping me impress Michelle, and thank you for telling a powerful story,” added President Obama.
Both shows are still on the air (although Cops has since been sold to the Spike Network).‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television|Rich Goldstein|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spike Lee and The New York Times' A.O. Scott disagree on this.Spike Lee Blasts The New York Times’ Story on Brooklyn Gentrification in Fiery Op-Ed|Marlow Stern|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was almost the only thing he had said since hearing the announcement, after Spike had clapped him on the back with such force.Baseball Joe at Yale|Lester Chadwick
So saying, her new boarder smiled and nodded and, following Spike out into the hallway, was gone.
Spike now saw this well planned project to avoid death, and regretted his own remissness in not making sure of Jack.
Another pause, while Spike stands frowning in perplexed thought.
With the buoy for a guide, Spike had no difficulty in finding the spot where the schooner lay.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for spike (1 of 2)
- a transient variation in voltage or current in an electric circuit
- a graphical recording of this, such as one of the peaks on an electroencephalogram