There are 2 translations of spike in Spanish:

spike1

Pronunciation: /spaɪk/

n

  • 1 1.1 (pointed object) punta (f), púa (f), pincho (m) or (Argentina) pinche (m); (on track shoes) clavo (m) or (Chile, Venezuela) púa (feminine) or (Colombia) carramplón (masculine)
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    • Athletes must have running shorts, spikes are not allowed in running shoes and of course bring suitable gear for the weather.
    1.2 [Electrical Engineering/Ingeniería Eléctrica] [Physics/Física] pico (masculine)
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    • If one were to have a voltage spike, the consequences could be disastrous.
    • Voltage surges and spikes occur for a number of reasons.
    • Sometimes, a mere shut down of power or an electrical surge that emits a strong voltage spike can even destroy highly sophisticated RAID storage systems.
    1.3 (British English/inglés británico) (for papers) pinchapapeles (masculine) 1.4spike (heel) (American English/inglés norteamericano) stiletto 2
  • 2
    (spikes plural)
    (running shoes) zapatillas (feminine plural) de clavos or (Chile, Venezuela) de púas or (Colombia) con carramplones , picos (masculine plural) (Mexico/México)
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    • He points to a pair of spikes on the computer graphic.
    • To compensate 16-year-old Lewis for the injuries he sustained, Puma UK have offered him a free pair of Olympic spikes which are not yet available in the shops.
    • He had spoken of being inspired by Sheffield's John and Sheila Sherwood winning medals in the Mexico Olympics, of joining their club and of being given his first pair of spikes by Sheila.
  • 3 3.1 (antler) pitón (masculine) 3.2 [Botany/Botánica] (type of bloom) (inflorescencia (f) de) espiga (f); (ear of grain) espiga (f)
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    • This lovely evergreen sports dense foliage bearing spikes of dark red flower buds during late autumn.
    • If Cymbidium Orchids are congested with back bulbs, remove old flower spikes and divide and re-pot in good quality Cymbidium mix.
    • The flower spikes elongate up to a foot or more over a period of weeks.
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    • The spikes dug into the thin material of the bags, and dirt began to leak out.
    • In one case at Wakefield, a youth dangled a piece of concrete with spikes in it from a bridge.
    • Splinters and jagged spikes of wood lanced into the air, and a faint coat of dust had comfortably settled over the wreckage.
  • 5 (sharp increase) aumento (masculine) brusco a spike in production/demand un aumento brusco de la producción/demanda
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    • I think you're seeing something akin to what we saw in the 1970s when we had a similar kind of sharp spike in oil prices.
    • The recent spike in oil prices seems to have ended as increased production has boosted supplies.
    • A spike in oil prices would have a devastating effect.

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Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.

There are 2 translations of spike in Spanish:

spike2

vt

  • 1 (pierce) pinchar, clavar I spiked my hand on those railings me pinché la mano en esa reja gun1 1
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    • I'm sometimes asked if I'd be frightened of walking through a jungle and being spiked by a thorn.
    • We do not have to spike the trees, carry protest signs, or write angry letters to our representatives.
    • Make a note of such spots and on a dry day go out with a garden fork and spike the areas by pushing into the lawn to a depth of about 15 cm and rocking gently back and forth before pulling out the fork.
  • 2 2.1 (suppress) [rumor] silenciar, acallar 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) (discard, reject) [article/story] rechazar*
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    • A leaked internal document shows that this is not the first time that Myers has had articles spiked by the editor.
    • And they spiked the story by their top investigative reporter, so they didn't get sued because they simply killed the story before birth.
    • Newsweek spiked the story a few years ago when they had it.
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    • Amid reports that the Department of Justice may spike the proposed merger, it is set to name two veterans to head its marketing forces.
    • in June Blair reportedly spiked the idea of introducing ID cards - but they're back.
  • 3 (add sth to) [colloquial/familiar] my drink was spiked le echaron algo a mi bebida they spiked his lemonade with vodka le echaron vodka en la limonada a comedy spiked with black humor una comedia salpicada de humor negro
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    • Date rape drugs are used to spike victims' drinks, causing memory loss so they are vulnerable to sex attacks.
    • Alcohol is still the most common substance used to spike drinks, but spiking with drugs is on the increase.
    • Or rather, if he was going to do it, I believe he'd have just spiked his own food or drink.
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    • Olive oil spiked with fresh chilli sits on the counter.
  • 4 [Sport/Deporte] [ball] (in volleyball) rematar, remachar; (in US football) lanzar* contra el suelo
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    • Despite this being a busy week in games and practices, fans were still out to see the volleyball women doing their stuff as they spiked the ball in for the win.
    • In sports, the front raise is an integral part of throwing a softball, pulling upward while doing the back-stroke or spiking a volleyball.
    • Whether or not you can spike a mean volleyball, there is a lot to be said for being tall.
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    • Jordan then spiked a ball which bounced off the ground and hit Collier, so he stopped.
    • As he crosses the plane of the goal line, Harper plants his right foot, spins 27 degrees, and spikes the ball into the face of line judge Mike Durner.

vi

  • aumentar bruscamente

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Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.