Synonyms of 'spark'
a fiery particle thrown out from a fire or caused by frictionSparks flew in all directions.
a trace or hintEven Oliver felt a tiny spark of excitement.
Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
a fire fuelled by scraps of wood
one carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
It doesn't affect my judgement one jot.
She had lost every vestige of her puppy fat.
to cause to startWhat was it that sparked your interest in horses?
Who started the fight?
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
His comments have provoked a shocked reaction.
I only take on work that excites me.
What inspired you to change your name?
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
It set off a storm of speculation.
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
a tactic to prod the government into spending more on education
He has chosen to kick-start the economy by slashing interest rates.
set in motion,
These poems have helped kindle the imagination of generations of children.
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in the sense of animate
to make livelyThere was little about the game to animate the crowd.
in the sense of atom
a very small amountone carbon atom attached to four hydrogens
in the sense of excite
to make (a person) feel so happy that he or she is unable to relax because he or she is looking forward eagerly to somethingI only take on work that excites me.
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