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sparknoun [C]

 us   /spɑrk/
a very small bit of something burning that flies out from a fire, or a flash of light seen when an electric current crosses an open space: Flame, smoke, and sparks climbed into the dark sky. Sparks from the old wiring started the fire. fig.No one can light the spark that will make you a writer (= the thing that causes you to write). A spark of something is a small amount of it: When students show a spark of interest, I try to give them extra encouragement.
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sparkverb [T]

 us   /spɑrk/
to start a fire: Downed power lines sparked fires in several parts of town. fig.Parks’s actions in 1955 sparked the Civil Rights Movement. We try to find stories that will spark our students’ imaginations.
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