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noun spark pronunciation in British English /spɑː(r)k/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a very small piece of burning material

    A log fell, sending a shower of sparks up the chimney.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the quality of being lively and original

    The performance was short on spark and creativity.

  3. 3
    [singular] a short feeling or expression of something

    A tiny spark of anger flared within her.

  4. 4
    [singular] mainly journalism something that starts a series of events or a process

    The most immediate spark for unrest could come from the economy.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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