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Synonyms of 'spike'

(noun) 
Definition
a long metal nail
a 15-foot wall topped with iron spikes
Synonyms
point
the point of a knife
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stake
Drive in a stake before planting the tree.
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spur
An X-ray might show a small spur of bone at the site of your pain.
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pin
Use pins to keep the material in place as you work.
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nail
A mirror hung on a nail above the washstand.
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barb
Apply gentle pressure on the barb with the point of the pliers.
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tine
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prong
Mark the loaf with the prongs of a fork.
(noun) 
Definition
anything long and pointed
Its skin is covered with spikes.
Synonyms
prickle
an erect stem covered at the base with prickles
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spine
Carry a pair of thick gloves to protect you from hedgehog spines.
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bristle
It has a short stumpy tail covered with bristles.
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thorn
Roses will always have thorns, but with care they can be avoided.
(verb) 
Definition
to add alcohol to (a drink)
drinks spiked with tranquillizers
Synonyms
drug
He had drugged her drink.
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lace
She laced his food with sleeping pills.
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dope
Her daughter had been systematically doped with sedatives.
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contaminate
The fishing waters have been contaminated with toxic wastes.
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adulterate
The food had been adulterated to increase its weight.
(verb) 
Definition
to drive a spike or spikes into
My foot kept getting spiked by the runners in front.
Synonyms
impale
I had to go to hospital after impaling my foot on a railing spike.
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spear
A police officer was speared to death.
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stick
They stuck a needle in my back.
The knife stuck in his chest.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adulterate
Definition
to spoil something by adding inferior material
The food had been adulterated to increase its weight.
Synonyms
in the sense of barb
Definition
a point facing in the opposite direction to the main point of a fish-hook, harpoon, etc.
Apply gentle pressure on the barb with the point of the pliers.
Synonyms
in the sense of bristle
Definition
something resembling these hairs
It has a short stumpy tail covered with bristles.

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