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English definition of “spike”

spike

verb [T] (MAKE STRONGER)   /spɑɪk/
to add a strong or dangerous substance , usually to a drink or to food : In Hungary you would find yourself eating a local dish of goulash copiously spiked with paprika .fig. Their writing is spiked with a dry , cutting wit .
(Definition of spike verb (MAKE STRONGER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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