- 1 1.1 (pointed object) punta (feminine), púa (feminine), pincho (masculine) or (Argentina) pinche (masculine); (on track shoes) clavo (masculine) or (Chile) (Venezuela) púa (feminine) or (Colombia) carramplón (masculine)More example sentences1.2 [Electricity/Electricidad] [Physics/Física] pico (masculine)
More example sentences1.3 (British English/inglés británico) (for papers) pinchapapeles (masculine) 1.4spike (heel) (American English/inglés norteamericano) stiletto 2
- Athletes must have running shorts, spikes are not allowed in running shoes and of course bring suitable gear for the weather.
- 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.
- 2(spikes plural)(running shoes) zapatillas (feminine plural) de clavos or (Chile) (Venezuela) de púas or (Colombia) con carramplones , picos (masculine plural) (Mexico/México)More example sentences
- 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 (antler) pitón (masculine)More example sentences
- 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/demandaMore example sentences
- 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 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