spike Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “spike” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "spike" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

spikenoun [C]

uk   /spaɪk/ us   /spaɪk/
  • spike noun [C] (SHAPE)

a narrow, thin shape with a sharp point at one end, or something, especially a piece of metal, with this shape: There were large spikes on top of the railings to stop people climbing over them. Some types of dinosaur had sharp spikes on their tails.
spikes
a set of short, pointed pieces of metal or plastic, attached to the bottom of shoes worn for particular sports, that stop the person wearing the shoes from sliding on the ground, or shoes with these pointed pieces

expend iconexpend icon Thesaurus

Sharp and blunt
“spike”: synonyms and related words:

También encontrarás palabras, frases y sinónimos relacionados con los temas:

spikeverb [T]

uk   /spaɪk/ us   /spaɪk/
  • spike verb [T] (HIT)

in the sport of volleyball, to hit the ball so that it goes almost straight down on the other side of the net
(Definition of spike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "spike" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

spikenoun [C]

us   /spɑɪk/
  • spike noun [C] (POINT)

a long metal nail used to hold something in place, or a shape that is long and narrow and comes to a point at one end: railroad spikes
Spikes are also pointed pieces of metal fixed on the bottom of special shoes, used in some sports to catch in the ground and prevent falling or sliding, or the shoes themselves.
A spike is also a sudden increase, often shown on a graph (= type of drawing) by a long, narrow shape that comes to a point at the top: The upward spike in prices was attributed to bad weather in farm areas.

spikeverb [T]

us   /spɑɪk/
  • spike verb [T] (MAKE STRONGER)

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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "spike" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

See all translations

spikenoun [C]

uk   /spaɪk/ us  
a higher price, amount, etc., usually before a fall: a spike in sth Local florists saw a spike in business for Mother's Day. If price spikes continue, people will not be able to afford the new houses they want.

spikeverb [I]

uk   /spaɪk/ us  
to reach a higher price, amount, etc., usually before a fall: Cement prices are spiking.spike to sth The jobless rate in October spiked to a five-year high.
spiking
adjective
There are worries about the spiking interest rates.
(Definition of spike from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de spike
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“spike” in American English

“spike” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Palabra del día

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Aprende más