Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) spike (a transient variation in voltage or current)
- S: (n) spike (sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes) "spikes provide greater traction"
- S: (n) ear, spike, capitulum (fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn)
- S: (n) spike ((botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis)
- S: (n) spike (a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline) "the seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor"
- S: (n) spike heel, spike, stiletto heel (a very high narrow heel on women's shoes)
- S: (n) spike (each of the sharp points on the soles of athletic shoes to prevent slipping (or the shoes themselves)) "the second baseman sharpened his spikes before every game"; "golfers' spikes damage the putting greens"
- S: (n) spike (a sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall (or a dinosaur))
- S: (n) spike (a long, thin sharp-pointed implement (wood or metal)) "one of the spikes impaled him"
- S: (n) spike, spindle (any holding device consisting of a rigid, sharp-pointed object) "the spike pierced the receipts and held them in order"
- S: (n) spike (a large stout nail) "they used spikes to fasten the rails to a railroad tie"
- S: (v) spike (stand in the way of)
- S: (v) transfix, impale, empale, spike (pierce with a sharp stake or point) "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
- S: (v) spike (secure with spikes)
- S: (v) spike, spike out (bring forth a spike or spikes) "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
- S: (v) spike, lace, fortify (add alcohol to (beverages)) "the punch is spiked!"
- S: (v) spike (manifest a sharp increase) "the voltage spiked"