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English definition of “spark”

spark

verb [T]     /spɑːk/ US  /spɑːrk/
C2 to cause the start of something, especially an argument or fighting: This proposal will almost certainly spark another countrywide debate about how to organize the school system. The recent interest rises have sparked new problems for the government. The visit of the G20 leaders sparked off (= caused the start of) mass demonstrations.Starting and beginningStarting again
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