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verb spark pronunciation in American English /spɑrk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspark
he/she/itsparks
present participlesparking
past tensesparked
past participlesparked

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  1. 1

    spark

    or

    spark off

    [transitive] mainly journalism to make something happen, especially something involving violence or angry feelings

    The protests were sparked by the firing of two restaurant employees.

    The trial sparked off widespread rioting in London.

    1. a.
      to make someone feel, think of, or remember something

      Their growing reputation had sparked interest from other moviemakers.

      Your article sparked off happy memories for me.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to start a fire or explosion

    A faulty electric blanket sparked a fire in one of the bedrooms.

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