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Oxford dictionary definition of the word spike:
1a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material.
a large stout nail, especially one used to fasten a rail to a railway sleeper.
each of several metal points set into the sole of a running shoe to prevent slipping.
(spikes) a pair of running shoes with metal points set into the sole.
chiefly British a pointed metal rod standing on a base and used for filing paper items such as bills, or journalistic material considered for publication and rejected.
informal a hypodermic needle.
2a sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something:
the oil price spike
Electronics a pulse of very short duration in which a rapid increase in voltage is followed by a rapid decrease.
3British informal a hostel ward offering temporary accommodation for the homeless:
he queued at the soup kitchen or the spike
1impale on or pierce with a sharp point:
she spiked another oyster
(of a newspaper editor) reject (a story) by or as if by filing it on a spike:
the editors deemed the article in bad taste and spiked it
stop the progress of (a plan or undertaking); put an end to:
he doubted they would spike the entire effort over this one negotiation
historical render (a gun) useless by plugging up the vent with a spike.
2form into or cover with sharp points:
his hair was matted and spiked with blood
[no object] take on a sharp, pointed shape:
lightning spiked across the sky
[no object] increase and then decrease sharply; reach a peak:
oil prices would spike and fall again
3 informal add alcohol or a drug to contaminate (drink or food) surreptitiously:
she bought me an orange juice and spiked it with vodka
add sharp or pungent flavouring to (food or drink):
spike the liquid with lime or lemon juice
enrich (a nuclear reactor or its fuel) with a particular isotope:
the plutonium mixture could be spiked with caesium-137
4(in volleyball) hit (the ball) forcefully from a position near the net so that it moves downward into the opposite court.
American Football fling (the ball) forcefully to the ground, typically in celebration of a touchdown or victory.
spike someone’s guns
British thwart someone’s plans.
Middle English: perhaps from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch spiker, related to spoke1. The verb dates from the early 17th century