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verb spike pronunciation in American English /spaɪk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspike
he/she/itspikes
present participlespiking
past tensespiked
past participlespiked

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to secretly put an illegal drug into a drink or food
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  2. 3
    [intransitive] informal to increase suddenly

    Their stock prices spiked on news of the merger.

  3. 4
    [transitive] British informal to refuse to publish something in a newspaper or magazine
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