Pronunciation of Spike
/spˈa͡ɪk/, /spˈaɪk/, /s_p_ˈaɪ_k/
Antonyms for spike:
dampen, weary, exhaust, jade, curb, enfeeble, loosen, still, dishearten, suppress, slow, do in, fatigue, unfasten, check, stunt, burn out, tucker, daunt, dispirit, drain, deaden, weaken, restrain, wash out, wear, inhibit, harass, damp, dull, sap, discourage, enervate, repress, detach, quench, undermine, quell, release, kayo, debilitate, wear out, fag, demoralize.
Usage examples for spike:
- Go on I could not; to retrace my steps seemed equally impossible; planting my pole with its long spike deep in the ice, I attempted to keep my footing. - "Scenes in Switzerland", American Tract Society.
- Over there- through the gap; just down below that spike with a snow cap. - "The Plunderer", Roy Norton.
Idioms for spike:
- spike sb's guns;