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spike in Drink topic

spikespike2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 DFD[transitive] to secretly add strong alcohol or a drug to someone’s drink or foodspike something with something 🔊 The orange juice had been spiked with gin.2 [intransitive] if the number or rate of something spikes, it increases quickly and by a large amount 🔊 New telephone orders have spiked in the last two years.3 PUSH[transitive] to push a sharp tool or object into something4 PREVENT[transitive] to prevent someone from saying something or printing something in a newspaper 🔊 a clumsy attempt to spike rumours of a cabinet split5 a) spike the ball American English to powerfully throw an American football down on the ground to celebrate a touchdown b) [intransitive, transitive] to powerfully hit a volleyball down over the net6 spike somebody’s guns→ See Verb table
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spikeNew telephone line orders have spiked in the last two years.The gas tax rollback, initiated because gasoline prices spiked this spring, has since fallen by the wayside.Anti-logging activists often spike trees to prevent them from being cut down.She was looking particularly uncompromising today, tired and pale, her dark, short hair spiking up at the back.In 1987, Mr Salvigsen again hit a home run when he forecast that interest rates would spike up.James Harper, defending, said Colling believed his drinks had been spiked with a narcotic substance which caused his violent behaviour.Endless bowls of hot tortilla chips are accompanied by a fresh salsa spiked with just the right amount of cilantro.And when I hummed old tunes that soothed my baby sister something in them spiked your grief to howling.