Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spike

6 senses of spike

Sense 1
spike -- (stand in the way of)
       => banish, relegate, bar -- (expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country")

Sense 2
transfix, impale, empale, spike -- (pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer")
       => pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

Sense 3
spike -- (secure with spikes)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 4
spike, spike out -- (bring forth a spike or spikes; "my hyacinths and orchids are spiking now")
       => develop -- (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time")

Sense 5
spike, lace, fortify -- (add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
spike -- (manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Antonyms of adj spiked

1 sense of spiked

Sense 1
spiked -- (having a long sharp point)

INDIRECT (VIA pointed) -> pointless, unpointed -- (not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless")

Similarity of adj spiked

1 sense of spiked

Sense 1
spiked -- (having a long sharp point)
       => pointed (vs. pointless) -- (having a point)

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